Laclede Gas Company

Laclede Gas Company is the largest natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving about 632,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of St. Louis and ten counties in eastern Missouri. As an adjunct to its gas distribution business, the company operates an underground natural gas storage field, a propane storage cavern, and propane vaporization facilities.

Laclede Gas is a regulated public utility and a wholly owned subsidiary of Spire Inc (formerly Laclede Group). Its corporate headquarters is located in the 700 Market building in downtown St. Louis.

HistoryEdit

 
Share of the Laclede Gas Light Company, issued 24. May 1900

It was founded as the Laclede Gas Light Company, as the invention of gas lit street and home lamps was a primary, and innovative use of natural gas. Gas lighting displaced candles, whale oil lamps and kerosene lamps, and came before the invention of electric lighting, and gas cooking and heating.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Beck, Bill (2007). Laclede Gas and St. Louis: 150 Years Working Together, 1857-2007, Laclede Gas Company. ISBN 978-0-9710910-1-6

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