Commentary on this conference call may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  National Fuel Gas Company (the “Company”) is providing this cautionary statement to make applicable and take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company.

Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future prospects, plans, objectives, goals, projections, estimates of oil and gas quantities, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions, capital structure, anticipated capital expenditures, completion of construction projects, projections for pension and other post-retirement benefit obligations, impacts of the adoption of new accounting rules, and possible outcomes of litigation or regulatory proceedings, as well as statements that are identified by the use of the words "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "will," "may" and similar expressions.  All forward-looking statements, whether written or oral and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.

The Company's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed by the Company to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that management's expectations, beliefs or projections will result or be achieved or accomplished.

In addition to other factors, the following are important factors that, in the view of the Company, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements:

  1. Impairments under the SEC’s full cost ceiling test for natural gas and oil reserves;
  2. Changes in the price of natural gas or oil;
  3. Financial and economic conditions, including the availability of credit, and occurrences affecting the Company’s ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms for working capital, capital expenditures and other investments, including any downgrades in the Company’s credit ratings and changes in interest rates and other capital market conditions;
  4. Delays or changes in costs or plans with respect to Company projects or related projects of other companies, including difficulties or delays in obtaining necessary governmental approvals, permits or orders or in obtaining the cooperation of interconnecting facility operators;
  5. Factors affecting the Company’s ability to successfully identify, drill for and produce economically viable natural gas and oil reserves, including among others geology, lease availability, title disputes, weather conditions, shortages, delays or unavailability of equipment and services required in drilling operations, insufficient gathering, processing and transportation capacity, the need to obtain governmental approvals and permits, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations;
  6. Changes in laws, regulations or judicial interpretations to which the Company is subject, including those involving derivatives, taxes, safety, employment, climate change, other environmental matters, real property, and exploration and production activities such as hydraulic fracturing;
  7. Governmental/regulatory actions, initiatives and proceedings, including those involving rate cases (which address, among other things, target rates of return, rate design and retained natural gas), environmental/safety requirements, affiliate relationships, industry structure, and franchise renewal;
  8. Changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil at different geographic locations, and the effect of such changes on commodity production, revenues and demand for pipeline transportation capacity to or from such locations;
  9. Other changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil having different quality, heating value, hydrocarbon mix or delivery date;
  10. The cost and effects of legal and administrative claims against the Company or activist shareholder campaigns to effect changes at the Company;
  11. Uncertainty of oil and gas reserve estimates;
  12. Significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual production levels for natural gas or oil;
  13. Changes in demographic patterns and weather conditions;
  14. Changes in the availability, price or accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments;
  15. Changes in economic conditions, including global, national or regional recessions, and their effect on the demand for, and customers’ ability to pay for, the Company’s products and services;
  16. The creditworthiness or performance of the Company’s key suppliers, customers and counterparties;
  17. Economic disruptions or uninsured losses resulting from major accidents, fires, severe weather, natural disasters, terrorist activities, acts of war, cyber attacks or pest infestation;
  18. Significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual capital expenditures and operating expenses;
  19. Changes in laws, actuarial assumptions, the interest rate environment and the return on plan/trust assets related to the Company’s pension and other post-retirement benefits, which can affect future funding obligations and costs and plan liabilities;
  20. Increasing health care costs and the resulting effect on health insurance premiums and on the obligation to provide other post-retirement benefits; or
  21. Increasing costs of insurance, changes in coverage and the ability to obtain insurance.

Forward-looking statements include estimates of oil and gas quantities. Proved oil and gas reserves are those quantities of oil and gas which, by analysis of geoscience and engineering data, can be estimated with reasonable certainty to be economically producible under existing economic conditions, operating methods and government regulations. Other estimates of oil and gas quantities, including estimates of probable reserves, possible reserves, and resource potential, are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves. Accordingly, estimates other than proved reserves are subject to substantially greater risk of being actually realized.

Any forward-looking statements contained in this conference call speak only as of the date of this call. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this conference call. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q, available at www.nationalfuelgas.com. You can also obtain these forms on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

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Direct stock purchase
& dividend reinvestment plan

National Fuel Gas Company offers a Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "Plan") that allows registered common stockholders to reinvest dividends.  The Plan also allows participants to make optional cash investments, including automatic monthly cash investments, in National Fuel Gas Company common stock.  In addition, the Plan allows individuals who are not existing stockholders to make their initial investment, without needing to obtain a broker.  For a detailed description of the Plan, please see the Prospectus.

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, our transfer agent, administers the National Fuel Gas Company Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan.  For most inquiries regarding the Plan and shares of National Fuel Gas Company common stock registered in your name, it is usually quicker and more efficient to contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services directly.

Enrollment Options

Invest Online:
If you would like to view the Plan materials and invest online, please click here.

Invest Via Mail:
If you would like to invest by receiving the Plan materials via regular U.S. Mail, please contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at the number below to request that the Plan materials be sent to you via regular U.S. Mail.

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services Contact Information

Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-648-8166
Calling from outside the U.S. and Canada: 1-651-450-4064
Automated: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Attended: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday

Website: www.shareowneronline.com
U.S. Mail   Overnight Delivery
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services   Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64874   1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
St. Paul, MN 55164-0874   Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100

Contact Wells Fargo for the following services:

  • Information regarding the Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan
  • Shareowner Services online account access
  • Change an address or make a name change to the registration on your account
  • Replace an unreceived or lost dividend check
  • Transfer shares due to death, inheritance or gift
  • Replace lost certificates
  • Receive a duplicate 1099-DIV form
  • Inquire about your account

Historical Account Information

For assistance with historical National Fuel Gas Company stock prices, please visit our Historical Price Lookup page.  For guidance regarding cost basis or other tax questions, we suggest you contact your financial or tax advisor.

Transfer Agent and Plan Administrator

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services

  • U.S. Mail
    Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
    P.O. Box 64874
    St. Paul, MN 55164-0874
  • Overnight Delivery
    Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
    1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
    Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100


Toll-Free Telephone:  1-800-648-8166
Calling from outside the U.S. and Canada:  1-651-450-4064
Automated: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Attended:  8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday
Website:  www.shareowneronline.com
For additional Investor information, please click here.

Disclosure: Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

National Fuel Gas Company is including the following cautionary statement in this corporate website to make applicable and take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company.

Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future prospects, plans, objectives, goals, projections, estimates of oil and gas quantities, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions, capital structure, anticipated capital expenditures, completion of construction projects, projections for pension and other post-retirement benefit obligations, impacts of the adoption of new accounting rules, and possible outcomes of litigation or regulatory proceedings, as well as statements that are identified by the use of the words "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "will," "may" and similar expressions.  All forward-looking statements, whether written or oral and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.

The Company's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed by the Company to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that management's expectations, beliefs or projections will result or be achieved or accomplished.

In addition to other factors and matters discussed elsewhere in this website, the following are important factors that, in the view of the Company, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements:

  1. Impairments under the SEC’s full cost ceiling test for natural gas and oil reserves;
  2. Changes in the price of natural gas or oil;
  3. Financial and economic conditions, including the availability of credit, and occurrences affecting the Company’s ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms for working capital, capital expenditures and other investments, including any downgrades in the Company’s credit ratings and changes in interest rates and other capital market conditions;
  4. Delays or changes in costs or plans with respect to Company projects or related projects of other companies, including difficulties or delays in obtaining necessary governmental approvals, permits or orders or in obtaining the cooperation of interconnecting facility operators;
  5. Factors affecting the Company’s ability to successfully identify, drill for and produce economically viable natural gas and oil reserves, including among others geology, lease availability, title disputes, weather conditions, shortages, delays or unavailability of equipment and services required in drilling operations, insufficient gathering, processing and transportation capacity, the need to obtain governmental approvals and permits, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations;
  6. Changes in laws, regulations or judicial interpretations to which the Company is subject, including those involving derivatives, taxes, safety, employment, climate change, other environmental matters, real property, and exploration and production activities such as hydraulic fracturing;
  7. Governmental/regulatory actions, initiatives and proceedings, including those involving rate cases (which address, among other things, target rates of return, rate design and retained natural gas), environmental/safety requirements, affiliate relationships, industry structure, and franchise renewal;
  8. Changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil at different geographic locations, and the effect of such changes on commodity production, revenues and demand for pipeline transportation capacity to or from such locations;
  9. Other changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil having different quality, heating value, hydrocarbon mix or delivery date;
  10. The cost and effects of legal and administrative claims against the Company or activist shareholder campaigns to effect changes at the Company;
  11. Uncertainty of oil and gas reserve estimates;
  12. Significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual production levels for natural gas or oil;
  13. Changes in demographic patterns and weather conditions;
  14. Changes in the availability, price or accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments;
  15. Changes in economic conditions, including global, national or regional recessions, and their effect on the demand for, and customers’ ability to pay for, the Company’s products and services;
  16. The creditworthiness or performance of the Company’s key suppliers, customers and counterparties;
  17. Economic disruptions or uninsured losses resulting from major accidents, fires, severe weather, natural disasters, terrorist activities, acts of war, cyber attacks or pest infestation;
  18. Significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual capital expenditures and operating expenses;
  19. Changes in laws, actuarial assumptions, the interest rate environment and the return on plan/trust assets related to the Company’s pension and other post-retirement benefits, which can affect future funding obligations and costs and plan liabilities;
  20. Increasing health care costs and the resulting effect on health insurance premiums and on the obligation to provide other post-retirement benefits; or
  21. Increasing costs of insurance, changes in coverage and the ability to obtain insurance.

The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.

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