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A brief history of CenterPoint Energy


  • Arkansas Louisiana Gas was formed from a merger of several small natural gas companies.
  • Nationwide natural gas pipeline system expanded to Minnesota, and Minneapolis Gas Light Co. began using natural gas with manufactured gas.


  • Galveston Electric Company and electric properties of Galveston-Houston Railroad Company and Hitchcock Ice & Storage Company purchased on August 17.


  • Houston's first lighted, nighttime baseball game played July 22.
  • Houston Gas & Fuel joined 39 other small independent companies in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi to form United Gas Corporation on June 3.