Scientist or institution: Sociedad Catalana para el Alumbrado por Gas
Repository institution: Fundació Gas Natural
Period covered: 1841-1912
Gas Natural SDG, SA is the fourth name, throughout its history, of the Catalan Society for gas lighting, created in 1843 in Barcelona, with a capital of 6 million reales, to complete the lighting by gas city, under the contract awarded by the City Council in 1841, and through the factory built in 1842.
Barcelona was the first city in Spain to have a gas plant on land in the district of Barceloneta where now (2005) is being finalized to build the new headquarters of the Group. The company was basically created by the Catalan capital of French technology and Gil family of Charles Lebon.