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.
The striking of a gas main forced the evacuation of at least one home in Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Nutter is taking issue with the Council President’s view of how officials will deal with his controversial plan to sell PGW.
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.
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.
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.
The Utility Emergency Services Fund is a 30-year-old program to help families pay off utility bills and keep the lights on.
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.