From Belém to Marvila: the transfer of the gas plant and changes in the production process (1887-1957)


  • Ana Cardoso de Matos Universidade de Évora


gas industry, gas technology, Lisbon, Portugal


This article analyses the negotiations for the transfer of the Belém gas plant to the eastern part of the city of Lisbon; the construction of the Matinha gas plant and the organization of its production process; and the evolution of gas consumption in Lisbon in the period between 1889 —when a new gas company appeared in Lisbon— and 1957, at which time the operation of the Matinha gas plant was taken up by a new company, marking the end of gas production from coal.