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(Mayor Nutter, announcing his intention to sell PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Back From France, Nutter Says He Never Lost Touch With Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter says his just-completed, six-day trip to France did not take him away from running the city.

07/31/2014

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UIL Holdings Decides Not To Drop Out Of Potential PGW Purchase

Today is the first day the company that wants to purchase PGW has the ability to drop out of the deal. But officials with the firm say they’re staying in, for the time being.

07/16/2014

Gas main struck in Germantown on July 1, 2014. (credit: Syma Chowdhry)

Gas Main Struck In Germantown, 1 Home Evacuated

The striking of a gas main forced the evacuation of at least one home in Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

07/01/2014

Gas scare at apartment complex in Northeast Philly on June 26, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Attempted Dryer Theft Causes Gas Scare At Northeast Philly Apartment Complex

The attempted theft of a dryer ruptured a gas line and forced the evacuation of residents at an apartment complex in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

06/26/2014

(Councilmen Wilson Goode, left, and Bill Greenlee confer as City Council receives a briefing in the Council caucus room from the consulting firm it hired to evaluate the PGW sale.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. City Council Set For Summer Recess With PGW Deal On Hold

Much to Mayor Nutter’s chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.

06/19/2014

(A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Andre Bennett)

Ignoring Mayor’s Deadline, Council Looks Likely To Adjourn Before Voting On PGW Sale

City Council must vote yea or nay on the mayor’s plan to sell PGW for nearly $2 billion. Even though Nutter sent the legislation to council weeks ago, no member has introduced it and no hearing has been scheduled. Council is scheduled to adjourn for the summer on June 19th.

06/03/2014

(Mayor Nutter, announcing his intention to sell PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter’s Plan To Sell PGW Prompts Strong Response In City Council

One lawmaker this past week lashed out at a state agency which has given its thumbs-up to Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell PGW.

05/25/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Responds To Council President’s Memo Over Sale Of PGW

Mayor Nutter is taking issue with the Council President’s view of how officials will deal with his controversial plan to sell PGW.

04/11/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

More Wrangling Between Mayor Nutter, City Council Over PGW Sale

City Council President Darrell Clarke is signaling to colleagues that he doesn’t want the mayor’s plan to sell PGW to be formally introduced in council until consultants study the deal further.

04/11/2014

(Kevin Rowley, a technician with Performance Systems Development, a PGW contractor, explains findings of tests of air infiltration to homeowner Anuj Gupta.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

PGW Offering Rebates For Home Energy Improvements

The Philadelphia Gas Works is launching an effort to get homeowners to do home energy audits in exchange for rebates for improving the home’s energy efficiency.

04/02/2014

(A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Andre Bennett)

City Council Hires Consultant To Analyze Proposed Sale Of PGW

City Council has hired a Massachusetts firm called Concentric Energy Advisors to analyze the winning PGW bid, as well as the losing bids and the entire concept of the sale.

04/01/2014

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Philadelphia Non-Profit Offers Help As Winter Utility Shut-Off Moratorium Nears End

The Utility Emergency Services Fund is a 30-year-old program to help families pay off utility bills and keep the lights on.

03/18/2014

(James Torgerson of UIL talks with reporters in the mayor's reception room of City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

PGW Sale Faces Tough Sell To City Council

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.

03/09/2014

(A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Andre Bennett)

Nutter Announces Agreement To Sell Phila. Gas Works to a Conn. Company

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.

03/03/2014

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4 Homes Evacuated In South Philly For A Gas Main Break

Crews are responding to reports of a gas leak on the 2500 block of South Mole Street.

02/04/2014

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