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Hess Corporation and SCORE to Offer Free Energy Workshops

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hess Corporation and SCORE to Offer Free Energy Workshops09:00 EST Monday, November 15, 2010Free, New York Area Small Business Workshops to Help Entrepreneurs Benefit from Energy ChoicesWASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hess Small Business Services, part of Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), has partnered with SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" to support a series of regional workshops throughout New York on energy options for small businesses and how small businesses can make energy supply decisions that benefit their bottom line. This free series of workshops will highlight competitive energy choices and describe how a small business can take control of their energy spending and use online tools to evaluate their choices for energy supply.  Hess currently offers New York area small businesses straightforward, cost-effective pricing plans for natural gas and electricity and also supplies natural gas to small business customers in New Jersey. In addition, Hess is the largest provider of natural gas, fuel oil and electricity to large commercial and industrial customers in the 18-state market area in which it operates.SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, "SCORE is pleased to partner with Hess to bring energy choice workshops to New York area small businesses. Hess shares SCORE's commitment to small business education and training to support small business success in local communities.""Energy can represent a significant expense for small businesses so it's vital for them to thoroughly understand their choices," says John Sutherland, Director of Hess Small Business Services. "By working with SCORE, we can share information that small businesses particularly need in a tough economic environment."About Hess Corporation: Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration for and production of crude oil and natural gas, as well as in refining and in marketing refined petroleum products, natural gas and electricity. Hess is a leading provider of natural gas, fuel oil and electricity to commercial and industrial customers as well as utilities and other wholesale customers. Hess Small Business Services provides cost-effective pricing plans for natural gas and electricity and online tools to help small businesses take control of their energy spend. For more information, please visit www.hessenergy.com/smallbusiness.About SCORE: Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 354 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org and www.score.org/women. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans, www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors and www.scorecommunity.org. SOURCE SCORE Association