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1866-1869
A brief history of CenterPoint Energy

1868

  • Houston's first manufactured gas plant, built on the west bank of Buffalo Bayou by Houston Gas Light Company, began making coal gas for distribution to customers.

1866

  • Houston Gas Light Company was organized to supply gas (made from oyster shells and coal) for the street lights in a fledgling coastal village in southeast Texas that had sprung from the banks of a winding bayou.