Founded in 1862, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) was Hong Kong's first public utility. Today, we are one of the largest energy suppliers in Hong Kong, operating with world-class corporate management and leading-edge business practices. For the past years, Towngas has been growing with Hong Kong, evolving from the simple gas company supplying fuel for street lamps to our current leading position in the energy industry in the greater China region.
A major reason for our success has been the reputation we have established over the years, enabling us to win the trust of the people of Hong Kong. Our core business in the territory consists of the production and distribution of gas, marketing and sale of gas, the sale of gas appliances, as well as comprehensive after-sales services. With a pipeline network consisting of more than 3,500km of gas pipes, we supply town gas to over 1.8 million customers in Hong Kong. Expanding our business horizons in recent years, we have diversified our business into telecommunications, building services, engineering and the new eco-energies, among many others.
Towngas moved into the gas business in mainland China in 1994. Currently, we have more than 220 projects, including piped city-gas projects, upstream and midstream developments, water and wastewater treatment schemes, natural gas filling stations, as well as new energy exploration and utilisation ventures, across 26 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions throughout the country.