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PGW OFFICES TO BE CLOSED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, JULY 4, 2014

(Philadelphia, Pa. – July 3, 2014) – Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW) six Customer Service Centers will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, for Independence Day. Its Commercial Resource Center and Residential Customer Call Center will also be closed.

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PGW PRESENTS $61,000 GRANT CHECK TO PROJECT HOME

PGW EnergySense grant supports completion of 55 energy-efficient apartments at JBJ Soul Homes

(Philadelphia, Pa. – July 2, 2014) – Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) presented a $61,260 EnergySense Efficient Construction grant check to Project HOME in June for energy efficient upgrades at its JBJ Soul Homes building. JBJ Soul Homes is a 55-unit supportive, permanent residence for the homeless. The new apartments include energy-efficient natural gas furnaces and hot water heaters, as well as low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads that help to provide residents a basic need – and comfort – that may have been otherwise unobtainable.

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PGW UNVEILS NATURAL GAS VEHICLES, SUPPORTS EXPANSION OF PHILADELPHIA NATURAL GAS VEHICLES MARKET

(Philadelphia, Pa. – June 18, 2014) – Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW), along with Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo, introduced its new fleet of natural gas powered sedans, today. At the event, PGW was joined by energy and fleet operations experts, customers and leaders in the drive to develop Philadelphia’s Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) market.

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  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
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  • 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.
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