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Smell Gas? (215) 235-1212


(Philadelphia, Pa. – September 1, 2017) – Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) today announced that this quarter’s gas cost rate will decrease for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers. For the next three months, the rate for typical residential customers, for instance, will be lowered to $1.217 per hundred cubic feet (Ccf) from $1.271 per Ccf. The new rate reflects what PGW pays for the gas.

On an annualized basis, the average residential customer using 760 Ccf of natural gas, will now pay $41.30 less per year, however this rate is readjusted quarterly.

PGW reviews its gas cost rate quarterly and determines, based on market conditions, whether it should change. The new rate, beginning September 1, 2017, will stay in effect through November, 30, 2017.

PGW’s residential natural gas rates are made up of two main components: a supply charge and delivery charge:

The supply charge is the part of the bill that reflects the cost and amount of gas used by the customer. This charge is what PGW pays for the gas and is passed on to the customer without markup.

The delivery charge reflects the cost of delivering natural gas to the customer’s residence, distribution system maintenance and customer billing costs, and the amount of gas used by the customer as well as weather adjustments.  

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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.

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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.