Timeline

  • 1872

    A British company called San Paulo Gas is licensed by the Brazilian Empire (Decree 5071) to distribute piped gas for street lighting in the city of São Paulo.

  • 1912

    A Canadian company called Light takes over San Paulo Gas Co. Ltda.

  • 1959

    The company is nationalized and renamed Companhia Paulista de Serviços de Gás

  • 1968

    Under Municipal Law 7199 a joint stock company called Companhia Municipal de Gás (Comgás) is incorporated with the city government in control

  • 1974

    The name is changed again, this time to Companhia de Gás de São Paulo.

  • 1984

    Comgás is taken over by Companhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP), which manages it until privatization.

  • 1996

    IPO and trading in shares on Bovespa in 1997.

  • 1999

    Comgás is privatized for R$ 1.65 billion by a consortium. BG Group and Shell, the new controlling shareholders, are two of the world’s largest energy companies.

  • 2010

    Comgás is consolidated as the largest gas distributor in Brazil, accounting for over 30% of natural gas sales in the country.

  • 2011

    Conection of Client Number 1,000,000.

  • 2012

    Cosan acquires 60.1% of Comgás’ social capital from the BG Group.

  • 2015

    More than 1.5 million customers connected to the network.

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