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Smell Gas? (215) 235-1212

Fueling the Future

A New Era for Natural Gas

In helping you determine which solutions best suit your company, PGW can help you evaluate a variety of natural gas alternatives present in the energy industry today. Call us today (215) 684-6671.

Our specialists find alternative energy options for your needs:

  • Dual-fuel equipment
  • Gas air-conditioning hybrid systems
  • Cogeneration
  • Peak shaving and dehumidification

An energy analysis provided by PGW is free of charge to customers considering installation or conversion to natural gas. Contact a PGW specialist today at (215) 684-6671.

Facts about Nautral Gas

  • Natural gas supplies one quarter of all the energy consumed
  • It serves more than 177 million Americans
  • Supports 2.4 million miles of pipeline infrastructure—the most reliable and robust pipeline system in the world
  • Produces about 63% lower greenhouse emissions per kWh than coal
  • Offers projections of low and stable prices due to domestic and local abundance
  • Diminishes America’s dependence on foreign oil
  • Burns cleaner than any other fossil fuel
  • Is the dominant source of energy for heat, hot water and cooking in homes and businesses
  • Supports the employment of nearly three million Americans in all 50 states
  • Maintains 92% of its usable energy in direct use, as opposed to 32% efficiency for electricity
  • At 2,170 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), is abundant enough to meet America’s diverse energy needs for about 100 years
  • Delivers solid projections of low, stable costs for the next decade and possibly beyond

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Contact PGW today at (215) 684-6671 to learn more about Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

CHP systems use microturbines to combine both thermal and electric energy into one integrated system that radically increases energy efficiency (from about 49% to up to 80% energy output) - capturing lost heat and using it to create thermal energy with almost one-third less fuel.

Natural gas-powered fuel cell technology has the potential to be a major player in our City’s — and our nation’s — move toward cleaner, safer, more efficient energy, and PGW is on the cutting edge of this movement, as well.

  • Clean Electricity
  • Distributed Generation
  • Dependability
  • Efficiency

Call us today  (215) 684-6671.

Talk to PGW: Energy Solutions

PGW is committed to serving your business needs. We want to hear from you. Call Today.

Residential  (215) 684-6730
Commercial (215) 684-6740

Service is not just about the delivery of natural gas. To help your business meet your unique energy needs we offer our business customers:

  • Energy analysis resources 
  • Mechanical support; and
  • Technical support

Learn below how PGW can help your business.

 

Mechanical & Tech Consultation Services

We want you to stay informed and feel confident when considering the installation of natural gas or dual-fuel equipment. Our business specialists:

 Offer mechanical and technical consultations.
 Evaluate your existing or new operation to determine your needs and explore your natural gas equipment options.
 Deliver a list of suggestions customized to your company’s individual features to maximize productivity and reduce operating costs.

Call (215) 684-6671 to get started!

 

Energy Analysis Services

PGW can help you evaluate a variety of natural gas alternatives based on your needs.

Working together, we will consider the capital costs, energy costs, simple payback, return on investment, net present value, cash flow and life cycle costs of these options.

An energy analysis provided by PGW is free of charge to customers considering installation or conversion to natural gas. Contact a PGW specialist today at (215) 684-6671.

To perform an energy analysis, we will need:

  • Size of the facility
  • Months of cooling activity
  • Months of heating activity
  • Hours of operation
  • Current heating method of facility (high pressure steam, low pressure steam, hot water, hot air or infrared?)
  • Utility bills for past two years
  • Existing supplier's contract terms

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

LNG is natural gas that has been converted to liquid form by cooling to -260 degrees Fahrenheit, facilitating its storage and transport. LNG pumps can be located anywhere along the interstate highway, reaching even the most remote locations.

Some Benefits of LNG:

  •  The process of liquefying natural gas creates a cleaner-burning, more efficient fuel.
  •  LNG takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas, allowing for greater volumes to be stored and transported.
  •  LNG is produced using natural gas, an abundant, domestic fuel.
  •  LNG produces 25% fewer CO2 emissions than oil.

Who Uses LNG?
Fleet operators, primarily those using larger, heavy-duty trucks, who want a more affordable, cleaner-burning domestic fuel. In 2014, long-haul trucking and natural gas extraction companies purchased 465 million cubic feet of LNG from PGW. Those numbers are projected to increase, as more companies make use of LNG.

SOFITEL
Sofitel Philadelphia, an upscale hotel, converted its heating source from purchased steam to natural gas.
Posted on: January 21, 2015

WINDSOR SUITES
The Windsor Suites is a 317 unit multi-use hotel which converted from steam to natural gas
Posted on: April 30, 2015

LAND TITLE BUILDING
The Land Title Building and Annex is a historic early skyscraper located at 1400 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built for the oldest title insurance company in the world, the Land Title Bank and Trust Company.  They converted to natural gas boilers for on-site steam generation.
Posted on: November 7, 2013

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) has submitted details of a proposed Public Private Partnership (P3) with Passyunk Energy Center (PEC) to the Philadelphia Gas Commission (PGC). The project, if approved, will facilitate the marketing and sale – by project partners PEC – of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG ) to regional customers, with the potential to generate millions of dollars in additional revenue each year, through fees and revenue-sharing.

When it comes to LNG, PGW’s approximately 50 years of experience makes it one of the most qualified utilities in the country, and with this proposed project we can add millions in LNG revenue to the billions in savings that LNG has already brought to Philadelphia.  

Smell Gas? Call (215) 235-1212

Natural Gas smells bad on purpose

That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

Learn more Leaks, Odors, Safety Tips

Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.