Providing Reliable, Clean Energy since 1883.
Roanoke Gas Company originated in 1883, one year after Roanoke became a city, and was founded by a group of key business leaders in the area. Such a proud tradition is very enviable and serves to further define the heritage the Company has enjoyed as one of the oldest businesses in Roanoke.
Roanoke Gas Company began producing manufactured gas to replace the usage of oil and kerosene to light the city’s lamps and continued to grow as demand increased, eventually spreading to Salem and Vinton. In 1950, Roanoke Gas Company moved from producing manufactured gas in local plants to tapping into natural gas pipelines in the region for distribution. Today, we serve approximately 55,000 households and deliver around 10 million decatherms each year.