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Company That Repairs Philadelphia Streets Agrees To Repay $2.25M

Philadelphia inspector-general Amy Kurland says an investigation found that Danella Construction Co. overbilled the city and PGW for materials.

01/07/2014

(The firehouse for Engine 66, in Roxborough.  File photo by Aaron Mott, used with permission)

Roxborough Firehouse Remains Closed By Unexplained Fumes

Engine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.

01/02/2014

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

Sell-off of Philadelphia’s Natural Gas Utility Goes To Binding Bidding

Binding bids will be due in January, and the city would finalize sales terms by February.

11/19/2013

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

PGW: Customers Should Apply Now For Help Paying Heating Bill

Philadelphia Gas Works says enrollment in the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program, known as LIHEAP, is open.

11/18/2013

(PGW spokesman Doug Oliver speaks at a community center in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Officials Encourage Low-Income Pennsylvanians To Sign Up For Heat Assistance

A PGW official says about 40 percent of its eligible customers don’t apply for the program. The reason is unclear.

11/04/2013

(File photo provided)

Renewed Push To Protect The Poor From Utility Shutoffs

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.

10/28/2013

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

Nutter Administration Thinks Sale of PGW Would Pay Off For City

The financial advisor guiding the administration through the proposed sale of the city-owned natural gas utility now predicts a potential sale price of between $1.45 billion and $1.9 billion.

10/18/2013

Elliot Gold, head of PGW's "Energy Sense" carbon-reducing programs, far left, and PGW's Dan Murray, second from left, listen as Mayor Nutter praises the new program.   Credit: Pat Loeb)

PGW Offering Rebates for Energy-Saving Home Improvements

It’s the latest program in the company’s effort to reduce the region’s — and the company’s — carbon footprint.

09/17/2013

(DA Seth Williams, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Like Nutter, DA Seth Williams Also Had Unpaid PGW Bill

That prompted PGW to put a lien on his Overbrook home in April 2012.

06/21/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Admits One Missed Payment Made Him Target of PGW’s Wrath

Mayor Michael Nutter says it was his own mistake in missing a single payment that led PGW to place a lien on his home.

06/20/2013

Lien Placed On Mayor Nutter’s Home For Failure To Pay PGW Bill

Mum is mostly the word from Mayor Nutter’s press office over word that Philadelphia Gas Works had a court place a lien on Nutter’s home in May because he hadn’t paid his gas bill.

06/19/2013

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Lead Broker Named By City To Pitch Sale of PGW

Mayor Nutter said the sale will happen only if it benefits Philadelphia taxpayers and PGW customers.

04/24/2013

(Tom Knudsen, at lectern, at a City Hall ceremony announcing his appointment.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Former PGW Head Tom Knudsen Named Philadelphia’s Tax-Collector-in-Chief

The man who helped both the Philadelphia Gas Works and the Philadelphia School Disrict address their financial woes has been chosen by Mayor Nutter to take charge of going after the city’s many tax deadbeats.

04/03/2013

(The Philadelphia Gas Commission.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Gas Commission Narrowly Approves Controversial Consultant Payments

The five-member Philadelphia Gas Commission, which oversees PGW’s budget, voted 3-2 to approve more than $2.3 million in PGW revenues to pay legal, financial, and public relations consultants.

01/16/2013

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

City’s Effort To Sell Off PGW Gets Tangled In Purse Strings Battle

Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who chairs the Philadelphia Gas Commission, doesn’t believe that PGW ratepayers should foot the bill for the privatization effort.

12/11/2012

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