Atlanta Gas Light

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Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC), commonly still known as Atlanta Gas Light (AGL), is the largest natural gas wholesaler in the Southeast U.S., and is the "AGL" in parent company AGL Resources. It was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Atlanta, as is AGL Resources. It provides distribution to more than 1.6 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in 243 communities throughout the state of Georgia.

In late September 2007, the Georgia Public Service Commission voted to allow AGL to construct a pipeline from the shipping terminal at Elba Island to connect with other pipelines across the state, via a pipeline that already runs across the mid-state. This allows liquid natural gas to be pumped into the system, providing a backup source in case hurricanes or other problems interrupt service from Louisiana.

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Since the deregulation (Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005), AGL operates its own marketing subsidiary, Georgia Natural Gas. It was originally Atlanta Gas Light Services (AGLS); however, the PSC prohibited the use of such a similar name in July 1998, because of the potential for unfair competition.

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