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Address: 900 E. Broad St.,
                 Room 115
                 Richmond, VA 23219

Phone:     (804) 646-4646
                 For gas leaks, leave the area and call 911

 

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Natural Gas Utility

Natural gas is the most comfortable heat source; it is low-cost and affordable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Natural gas appliances and equipment are proven contributors to reducing greenhouse carbon emissions, which will save you money and help the planet. Richmond Gas Works provides natural gas to the city of Richmond and portions of Henrico and Chesterfield Counties. For natural gas safety, click here. 

Richmond Gas Works 

Richmond Gas Works

Natural gas is the most comfortable heat source; it is low-cost and affordable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Experience a warmer home, endless hot water, enjoy perfectly prepared meals, take advantage of your new outdoor natural gas kitchen for celebrations with friends, enjoy the warmth and coziness of a natural gas fireplace, and help the planet, while saving money on your utility bills.

It’s a sure fit for business, too. Using natural gas for heat, equipment or power enhances any business’s bottom line by reducing your operating costs. The cost of natural gas has never been more affordable, the performance and efficiency of natural gas is unsurpassed and it reduces your business’s carbon footprint. Its reliability and efficiency is unsurpassed among other fuel choices. Simply put using natural gas is the smart choice.

Richmond Gas Works provides natural gas to the city of Richmond and portions of Henrico and Chesterfield Counties.

Richmond Gas Works is the provider of our natural gas. For information on natural gas, including its availability in your area and permit information, visit Richmond Gas Works.

Fulton Gas Works 

The old Fulton Gas Works is getting a facelift! The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities is undertaking a project to remediate and restore the property that once produced natural gas for city streetlights, for future use. The project site, located at 3301 Williamsburg Avenue in the Fulton neighborhood in the east-end of Richmond sandwiched between Main St/Rt. 5 and Williamsburg Rd, harkens back to the days of Richmond's industrial past. Once the property is restored, it will house the offices of Richmond Gas Works.

The project began in spring 2021 for the first phase of remediation, which includes the disassembly and storage of the gasometer, removal (and saving) of the emblems from the broiler building and removal of all above ground structures (to the foundation). The second phase of remediation includes the demolition of the foundations, removal of conduit paths (necessary for the contamination to migrate) and the installation of clean soil cap over the site.

Phase 1 Status

Tasks Expected start date Expected completion date
Asbestos abatement Started June 2021 Completed June 2021
Begin demolition on buildings November 2021 Fall 2021
Removal of emblems November 2021 Fall 2021
Disassemble gasometer November 2021 Winter 2021

Historical Details
Asbestos Reports

Cultural Resource and Current Condition Assessment

Environmental Assessment Phase I

Environmental Assessment Phase II
Environmental Assessment - Additional Properties 

Gasometer Dismantling Plan
Lead Paint Reports
Site Characterization Report
Site Characterization Report (Main St. Parcels)
Soil Gas Report

Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure Reports

 

Fulton Gas Works site 2021
Fulton Gas Works site 2021