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PGW LAUNCHES ENERGYSENSE HOME REBATES PROGRAM

Program delivers expertise, support and rebates to homeowners looking to improve home health, safety and comfort while reducing energy costs

(Philadelphia, Pa. - September 17, 2013) – Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, officially launched its new EnergySense Home Rebates program, today. The new program assists customers in conducting a home assessment to identify and correct those areas where energy is being wasted and where well-being and comfort may be impacted by improper ventilation or insulation, moisture and pest control, or faulty equipment operation. Typically, such assessments cost $500, but – as part of the new program – PGW is buying down the cost, so customers pay $150.

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PHILADELPHIA TO BENEFIT FROM ACT 13 NATURAL GAS VEHICLE GRANT

Grant to Lehigh Gas Wholesale, LLC is first to support development of a public access Compressed Natural Gas fueling station in Philadelphia Gas Works’ market

(Philadelphia, Pa. – September 5, 2013) –The recent award of $391,445 in Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle funds within Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW) operating area will help support a viable natural gas vehicle (NGV) market in the region, company officials stated. The grant by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) supports the acquisition of 25 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) delivery vans for UPS and 10 CNG vehicles for AAA Mid-Atlantic. The project, led by Lehigh Gas Wholesale, LLC also includes the completion of a publicly accessible CNG fueling station, filling a significant local CNG fueling accessibility gap.  

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PGW ANNOUNCES DECREASE IN NATURAL GAS COSTS THIS FALL

Average PGW residential heating customers will pay nearly five percent less per month

(Philadelphia, Pa. – September 3, 2013) – Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) today announced that natural gas rates will decrease this fall for PGW’s residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers. The new rate reflects what PGW pays for the gas. The rate for residential customers, for instance, will be adjusted for the next three months from its current $1.49 per hundred cubic feet (Ccf) to $1.41 per Ccf for residential customers.

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