About Southwest Gas

The sunny southwestern US is smiling on Southwest Gas. The largest gas supplier in Arizona and Nevada, it provides natural gas to almost 1.9 million customers in the two states, as well as in portions of California. Southwest Gas acquires its natural gas from almost 40 suppliers and pumps it through distribution mains. It also owns a transmission pipeline that supplies the Las Vegas area, and affiliate Paiute Pipeline transports gas from the Idaho-Nevada border to Reno and Lake Tahoe. Another Southwest Gas unit, NPL Construction, is an underground piping contractor that serves gas distributors. During 2011 this unit served 64 major customers. 

The company secures natural gas supplies for its southern system (Arizona, southern Nevada, and southern California properties) from producing regions in Colorado and New Mexico (San Juan basin), Texas (Permian basin), and Rocky Mountain areas. The northern system (northern Nevada and northern California properties) is supplied from Rocky Mountain gas-producing areas and from Canada.

Southwest Gas added 22,000 new gas customers in 2011, but lower gas prices and weaker transportation service demand resulted in a drop in natural gas revenues. However, a robust jump in construction sales (thanks to an increase in federal and state pipeline safety-related programs) helped the company to post an overall 3% revenue growth. Net income was up 8% for the year, as low gas prices, lower financing costs, and higher construction revenues, increased the company's operating margin.

According to CEO Jeffrey Shaw, the 2011 increase in meter connections and customers were the first signs (since the economic downturn began in 2007) that significant numbers of vacant homes in its service are were becoming occupied and having service restored.

Southwest Gas was founded in Barstow, California in 1931.

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great pay excellent benefits
Engineering Technician, Phoenix, AZ - June 16, 2015
You can move up in this company and feel that they take care of you. It's a stable well taken care of business and the culture is like family. Co-workers and management are helpful.

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  • Analyst/Operations

    Phoenix, AZ
    Provide technical supervision for the construction, modification and maintenance of gas facilities. The Analyst/Operations is responsible for specialized...
  • Customer Representative

    Phoenix, AZ
    Accurately and efficiently analyze, process and handle gas related emergency situations within company procedures, state and federal regulations....
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    Phoenix, AZ
    Provide customers information related to natural gas products and availability. Participate in customer business meetings as needed to coordinate the timely...
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Headquarters
5241 Spring Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas NV, United States 89150
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
Industry
Links
Southwest Gas website