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(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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Dozens Of Homes Evacuated After South Philly Gas Leak

Officials say over two dozen homes had to be evacuated Saturday following a gas main break in South Philadelphia.

02/01/2014

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Car Crash Causes Gas Leak In Northeast 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.

02/01/2014

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

City Council Set To Hire Consultants To Evaluate Nutter’s Plan To Sell PGW

Final bids are due at the end of this month from companies that are vying to purchase the Philadelphia Gas Works from the city.

01/12/2014

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Philadelphia Braces For ‘One-Two Punch’ From Winter Storm

It is not just snow we are dealing with tonight, bitterly cold temperatures are on the way as well.

01/02/2014

(File photo by Al Novack)

SEPTA Bus, PGW Truck Involved In Accident In North Philadelphia

It happened around 3 p.m. Monday at 10th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.

12/09/2013

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