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Nov 14, 2018

Learn about natural gas safety during American Education Week at the educational website, Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame™

CenterPoint Energy wants you to stay safe and learn about natural gas

HOUSTON, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of American Education Week, CenterPoint Energy is reminding parents, teachers and students to take advantage of Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame™,  an interactive natural gas safety educational website. The site includes information on where natural gas comes from, how it is used and how to be safe around it. The site also provides information about available careers in the energy industry.

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"We are proud to support educational leaders, parents and students with free tools and resources that can help them learn how to use natural gas safely and conserve energy," said Diane Englet, director of Community Relations for CenterPoint Energy. "This natural gas safety educational website is part of CenterPoint Energy's ongoing strategy to encourage people of all ages to focus on safety, and to learn more about the benefits of natural gas and careers in the energy industry."

CenterPoint Energy's natural gas safety educational website is viewable on most mobile devices and can be used by educators on interactive whiteboards in the classroom. The site provides lesson plans, resources and educational links for teachers, as well as downloadable activity sheets that promote literacy and math skills. Safety information includes access to resources, such as Call Before You Dig, and how to detect a natural gas leak. The interactive games simulate popular video games in offering multi-level and multi-player formats. The public can also explore resources to learn about abundant and environmentally friendly natural gas, science, careers, energy conservation, and the history of natural gas formation.

In 2017, CenterPoint Energy was honored with the Southern Gas Association (SGA) Community Service award, recognizing the company's natural gas safety education website, Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame™.

About American Education Week
American Education Week has been celebrated annually since 1921 and this year, occurs from November 13 through 17. The week is co-sponsored by the National Education Association and was created to heighten awareness about the importance of providing every child in America with a high-quality public education. Each day of the week recognizes a different aspect of public education or group of educators.

About CenterPoint Energy
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also owns 54.0 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp.Enable Midstream Partners owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With nearly 8,000 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, please visit

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