The ink was barely dry on Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works to a private utility when it became clear that the move faces an extremely tough sell on City Council. Nutter, though, voices optimism.
The mayor on Monday announced an agreement to sell the city-owned gas utility to UIL Holdings Corp. for $1.86 billion and using some of the proceeds to prop up its distressed pension fund.
Crews are responding to reports of a gas leak on the 2500 block of South Mole Street.
Officials say over two dozen homes had to be evacuated Saturday following a gas main break in South Philadelphia.
It was a sleepless night for residents who were forced to evacuate their homes after a car crash led to a gas leak in Northeast Philadelphia.
Final bids are due at the end of this month from companies that are vying to purchase the Philadelphia Gas Works from the city.
It is not just snow we are dealing with tonight, bitterly cold temperatures are on the way as well.
It happened around 3 p.m. Monday at 10th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.
Binding bids will be due in January, and the city would finalize sales terms by February.
Philadelphia Gas Works says enrollment in the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program, known as LIHEAP, is open.
A debate is heating up over whether to reauthorize Pa. Act 201, a law that gives utilities the authority to shut off heat and electricity during the winter for all but the poorest of the poor.
It’s the latest program in the company’s effort to reduce the region’s — and the company’s — carbon footprint.
The sinkhole was apparently caused by a water main break on the 3600 block of N. Marvine Street.
Eight people, including two children, were injured following a row home explosion and collapse in Philadelphia Monday morning.
A gas leak has forced residents to evacuate in Northern Liberties Thursday night.