Philadelphia Gas Works
Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the nation's largest municipally owned natural gas utility.
PGW began providing gas service to the City of Philadelphia on February 10, 1836, when the city's first 46 gas lights were turned on along Second Street, between Vine and South Streets. In 1841, PGW came under city ownership and in 1897 UGI Corporation (then United Gas Improvement Company) was contracted by the city to operate and manage PGW. Similar contracts were effective until December 1972 at which time the City contracted with Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation to operate and manage PGW.
- "PGW Wins National Award". Philadelphia Public Record (James Tayoun, Sr.). 2010-09-09. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-09-10. "The Philadelphia Gas Works has received the American Public Gas Association's prestigious 2010 Marketing and Sales Award after a national competition. Jeffery Tuttle from CPS Energy said, 'PGW is the oldest municipal gas system in the US and on the eve of the 50th anniversary of APGA, it is an honor to recognize PGW with this Marketing and Sales Award.'"
- Official website
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA-41, "Philadelphia Gas Works, Point Breeze Meter House"