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Peoples Gas Overview


At the Heart of Safety


At the Heart of Sustainable Energy


Facts, Figures and Impact


Facts About Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels



Employing more than 600 people in Florida, Peoples Gas is Florida’s largest natural gas distribution utility and a subsidiary of EMERA Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company focused on producing and delivering cleaner, affordable, and reliable energy. Since our company began in 1895, we’ve built a reputation for providing Florida residents and businesses with safe, resilient and environmentally friendly natural gas products and services. As we look to the future, our primary mission is to keep improving upon our legacy of outstanding service and satisfaction.



Helen Wesley



  • Leadership
  • Strategy and strategic planning
  • Sustainability
  • Operations management
  • Innovation and technology
  • Human dynamics of safety management

Timothy O’Connor

Vice President Operations, Sustainability and External Affairs


  • Natural gas pipeline development
  • Sustainability and clean energy
  • Emerging natural gas technologies and solutions
  • Renewable natural gas (RNG) sourcing, development, system injection, delivery, usage
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG) for large transportation fleets
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine and large fleet transportation, electric grid stability)
  • Natural gas operations

Joann Wehle

Vice President Marketing and Sales


  • Natural gas programs and services
  • Economic development
  • Commercial and industrial natural gas usage and onsite applications
  • Natural gas commodity pricing, forecasting
  • Customer satisfaction

Rick Wall

Vice President Strategic Growth, Engineering and Construction


  • Natural gas operations
  • Natural gas infrastructure expansion
  • System improvements
  • Natural gas supplier chain, including interstate pipeline connection and capacity
  • Natural gas grid resiliency
  • Emergency preparedness and response

Luke Buzard

Vice President Pipeline Safety and Regulatory Affairs


  • Natural gas safety and pipeline safety
  • Damage prevention, Sunshine 811, safety policy and code compliance
  • Public awareness, including first responders and excavators
  • Emergency preparedness and pandemic safety
  • Regulatory affairs including natural gas rate structures
  • Florida Public Service Commission matters


As of 2019, there are over 28 million natural gas vehicles (NGVs) across the world, almost 225,000 of which are in North

2020 year in review

While 2020 presented unexpected challenges, Peoples Gas adapted and adopted new processes to maintain the safe, reliable delivery of natural gas to

PEGA Employees

During the Spanish Influenza of 1918, the Tampa Gas Company, now Peoples Gas, supported Floridians with energy, safety and gratitude. At Peoples


    As we move forward during these extraordinary times, Peoples Gas stays focused on the health, safety and needs of our

Natural Gas: Investing in Sustainable Community and Business Practices

Cities, companies and organizations throughout Florida are investing in sustainable community and business practices to mitigate climate change, reduce costs, improve efficiency

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Peoples Gas
702 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602