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Newport Town Council, Gas Statistics, 1925 - 1949

(Sources: Newport Town Council Minutes, B79-1-39 : B79-1-48)

The Newport Gas Light Company started manufacturing gas at its works in the High Street in 1856 (1). The Council bought over the Company on 5 August 1901. A new gasworks was opened on the Tayport Road in 1903. The Council's gas operation ceased on 30 April 1949 as a result of nationalisation (2). The gas was used for street lighting, and was sold for domestic and commercial uses.

= High Street gas works
= Tayport Road gas works

(1) Sasine Abridgements, Fife, 1856, no. 175
(2) Newport Town Council Minutes, B79-1-47

yearcoal carbonised (tons)coal: average price per ton (s.d.) gas manufactured (cu. ft.) gas accounted for (cu. ft.) loss (cu. ft.) loss % average quantity gas made per ton of coal (cu. ft.) sale of gas (£sd) sale of residual products (£sd) price of gas per 1000 cu. ft. (s.d.)
1925-262366 27/536517500 346148001902700 5.2115434 6875-13-11760-13-5 4/2
1926-272729 42/839704700 376392002065500 5.2014549 9011-18-91276-2-5 5/6
1927-282389 24/2.2537386600 355365001850100 4.9415649 7515-3-9895-16-6 4/5
1928-292454 23/8.537434400 354094002025000 5.4015254 6805-0-9607-17-7 4/-
1929-302481 23/6.538834500 372306001603900 4.1315652 7462-9-10571-6-0 4/3
1930-312301 23/5.2538484200 37578300905900 2.3516724 7318-17-8733-9-3 4/1
1931-322265 23/4.7536695000 351638001531200 4.1716200 6473-2-9634-19-5 3/10
1932-332264 22/4.7539277800 375893001688500 4.2917348 6317-16-10700-8-3 3/6
1933-342118 22/1.2539287800 378992001388600 3.2718549 6062-11-1384-5-0 3/4
1934-352134 21/11.7539213700 369802002233500 5.6918375 5890-6-8416-13-8 3/4
1935-362330 22/11.541326000 394700001856000 4.4917736 6599-8-11383-18-4 3/6
1936-372366 23/7.7540341000 373650002976000 7.3717049 6678-0-10568-0-10 3/9
1937-381990 25/0.538195900 343363003859600 10.1019194 6123-13-6635-12-1 3/9
1938-392036 25/7.737230200 344009002829300 7.5918288 6465-0-5668-8-6 4/-
1939-401978 26/7.933030200 295897003440500 10.4116698 6367-19-8535-5-4 4/- & 5/-
1940-411917 29/0.4432975600 287878004187800 12.7017201 6916-3-10438-9-6 5/- & 5/6
1941-421758 31/10.333593300 307645702828800 8.4119108 8032-18-2361-11-9 5/6
1942-431718 34/930948900 276104303338470 10.7818014 7136-9-11517-18-11 5/6
1943-441794 37/4.732602400 309714001631000 5.0018174 8120-1-6584-3-3 5/6
1944-451916 43/434584900 316616002923300 8.4018040 9076-7-9774-11-3 5/6 & 6/-
1945-462372 48/138102100 352664802835620 7.4016059 9405-19-9814-18-9 6/- & 5/6
1946-472526 52/340856200 356412805214920 12.7616174 10284-8-7903-4-6 5/6 & 6/6
1947-May 481944 57/136824200 319973274826873 13.1018946 13316-12-11699-6-3 6/6, 8/6 & 10/-
May 1948-30 Apr 19491742 59/1132587300 289482003639100 11.1618707 13537-18-6447-5-6 10/-

 

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