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

Authors

  • Ana Cardoso de Matos Universidade de Évora

Keywords:

gas industry, gas technology, Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract

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.

Published

2018-03-13