Singapore – After 160 years of service as the national piped town gas provider, City Gas is rebranding as City Energy and transforming its piped gas business to provide innovative green energy solutions that meet the needs of a growing city and changing planet, now and into the future. The name change and celebrations will start from 1 December 2021 through to August 2022 with informative and engaging activities which look back at the company’s history, as well as look at some of City Energy’s plans into the future.
Throughout its rich history, the company has built a strong reputation for safety and reliability to become a trusted energy partner for the nation. Whilst looking back on significant milestones of what the company has achieved for Singapore since 1861 – from lighting the streets with gas lamps in 1864, to switching to pollution-free naphtha gas in 1966; from using natural gas as partial feedstock in town gas production for the first time in 2003, to embracing low-carbon solutions for homes and businesses today - the City Gas leadership understands the urgency for change.
City Energy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Perry Ong, says, “Changing our name to City Energy heralds, on our 160th anniversary, an exciting new era in our history, as we shift to being a leading energy provider with best-in-class quality service and a focus on innovative green technology and solutions. Today, as we energise homes and businesses with a safe, reliable and continuous stream of piped gas, we recognise our customers’ changing needs and our nation’s commitment to be a greener and more sustainable city. We are thus thrilled to begin a new chapter and transform to be Singapore’s leading sustainable energy company.”
With the new branding, City Energy, the company is now exploring the use of low-carbon energy solutions such as green hydrogen to strengthen its core energy offerings to underpin Singapore’s vision of achieving net-zero emissions beyond 2050. Green hydrogen is a promising zero-carbon fuel to be considered as part of town gas production as it does not emit carbon dioxide during production or combustion.
Mr. Perry Ong continues, “With foundations and generations of knowledge in gas, City Energy is well positioned to support Singapore’s drive to being a world-class eco-city within this generation’s lifetime. We believe that City Energy can be a positive force against climate change by exploring innovative new energies and technologies to support Singapore’s goals for a low-carbon city.”