About Us

Our Milestones

City Gas has a long heritage of over 150 years. Our history can be traced back as early as 1861, where we started as the Singapore Gas Company, a public lighting company to provide gas lighting for the growing nation.

In the same year, we set up the first coal-fired gasworks in Kallang, manufacturing piped town gas and marketing it as a common fuel for cooking, heating and drying applications in homes and commercial premises. The company grew steadily over the years as it powered Singapore and its people with a safe and reliable supply of town gas.

From the early 1950s, we started supplying town gas to HDB flats, private condominiums, landed properties as well as to commercial and industrial customers. The company also underwent several name changes – the City Council of Singapore (before 1965), the Public Utilities Board (from 1965 – 1994) and PowerGas Ltd (from 1995 -2001).

In January 2002, City Gas was formed as a divested entity from PowerGas Ltd to carry on the business as a piped town gas producer and retailer. Today, we are a fully owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Trust (previously known as CitySpring Infrastructure Trust).

2017
Year 1861

We were founded as the Singapore Gas Company.

Year 1862

Kallang Gasworks was built to produce piped town gas.

Year 1901

The Singapore Municipal Commissioners took over the operations of the Singapore Gas Company to extend the gas supply network to street lighting. By 1940, the gas pipe network had been rapidly expanded though gas was used more for cooking and heating water than for lighting.

Year 1963

We became part of the Public Utilities Board, and oil gasification plants were replaced by naphtha gas-making plants.

Year 1995

The Electricity and Gas Departments of the Public Utilities Board were corporatised to form Singapore Power.

Year 1997

Senoko Gasworks that will replace the production in Kallang officially opened – a S$240 million facility with a production capacity of 1.6 million cubic metres of gas per day.

Year 1998

Kallang Gasworks officially ceased operations in March 1998. All gas operations were officially moved to Senoko Gasworks, which is still producing town gas to date.

Year 2002

City Gas Pte Ltd was formed as a divested entity from PowerGas Ltd on 2 January 2002.

Year 2003

Natural gas from South Sumatra, Indonesia, began being piped to Singapore. The natural gas was also used as partial feedstock to produce town gas.

Year 2004

We achieved our 500,000th customer milestone.

Year 2007

City Gas Trust was constituted as a private trust on 5 January 2007, and a wholly owned subsidiary of CitySpring Infrastructure Trust.

Year 2008

We achieved our 600,000th customer milestone.

Year 2011

City Gas celebrated our 150th anniversary. We had a year-long celebration and planted a time capsule at the production building lobby.

Year 2014

We achieved our 700,000th customer milestone.

Year 2015

CitySpring Infrastructure Trust was enlarged on 18 May 2015, and renamed as Keppel Infrastructure Trust.

Year 2017

We achieved our 800,000th customer milestone.