Washington Gas

Washington Gas in Their Own Words

Washington Gas, a WGL Holdings, Inc. company, delivers natural gas to more than one million residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Washington, DC, and the surrounding region. Today, clean-burning natural gas is the fuel of choice for more than nine out of 10 new home buyers in the DC metro area.


The WGL family of companies—Washington Gas, WGL Energy, and Hampshire Gas—are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of AltaGas Ltd. WGL is headquartered in Washington, DC, & is a leading source for efficient & diverse energy solutions. With activities & assets across the US, WGL provides options for natural gas, electricity, renewable energy, & energy services, including generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply, & efficiency.

WGL’s regulated utility, Washington Gas, was founded in 1848, through a Congressional charter signed into law by President James K. Polk. The new company installed gas lights in the House and Senate chambers, the White House and along Pennsylvania Avenue. As the 20th century dawned, Washington Gas expanded into Virginia & Maryland.

Today, Washington Gas provides safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.2 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, & Virginia. The company has been providing energy to residential, commercial, & industrial customers for 175 years. Natural gas is the fuel of choice for more than nine out of 10 new home buyers in the DC metro area.

In addition to Washington Gas, WGL consists of:

Whether you are a homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state, local or federal agency, WGL’s calling is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, community, & all our customers.