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New England Gas Company was formed in 2000 with the acquisitions of the former Providence Energy Corporation, Valley Resources, Inc. & Subsidiaries, and Fall River Gas Company.
Providence Energy Corporation, the parent company of Providence Gas Company, or "ProvGas," was founded in 1847, and was the largest natural gas distribution company in Rhode Island. Prior to its acquisition by Southern Union, ProvGas served the majority of Rhode Island's thirty-nine (39) cities and towns with natural gas service. Providence Energy Corporation was also the parent company to North Attleboro Gas, which served three (3) Massachusetts communities: North Attleboro, Attleboro and Plainville.
Valley Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries (parent company of Valley Gas and Bristol & Warren Gas) traced its roots back to its founding in 1850 as the Pawtucket Gas Company. Valley Gas was formerly part of Blackstone Valley Gas & Electric Company which divested the gas operations in 1964. Bristol & Warren Gas Company was acquired by Valley Resources in 1992. Together, Valley and Bristol & Warren Gas served nine (9) Rhode Island communities with natural gas.
Along with Providence Gas Company and Valley Resources, Fall River Gas Company had a long history of serving New Englanders' energy needs, beginning in 1880. Fall River Gas served four (4) communities in the greater Fall River area (Fall River, Westport, Somerset and Swansea) which is about 50 miles south of Boston, MA. and about 15 miles east of Providence.
Collectively, these formerly separate utilities comprised New England Gas Company, a name chosen in 2001 to mark a renewed commitment to providing Rhode Island and Massachusetts customers with safe, reliable and efficient natural gas service.
On August 24, 2006, National Grid purchased the Rhode Island natural gas operations of New England Gas Company. As a result, New England Gas Company no longer provides natural gas service in Rhode Island. New England Gas Company’s Massachusetts service area includes Fall River, North Attleboro, Plainville, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport.