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1817 The Bristol Gas Light Co started supplying coal-gas for lighting the streets of Bristol. For a considerable time, there was great prejudice on the part of the residents in Clifton against the use of coal-gas but eventually this feeling passed away.
1891 Name reverted to "The Bristol Gas Company".
1927 The Gas Company purchased the Keynsham Gas Co Ltd.
Further opportunities to expand were declined when the company had talks about purchasing or amalgamating with the Portishead Gas Co (1928 and 1935), Yatton Gas Consumers' Co Ltd (1929) and the Clevedon Gas Co (1935).
1949 Nationalization of the gas industry.