Naming the company after the famed French explorer who founded St. Louis, Pierre Laclede, the Missouri legislature establishes Laclede Gas Light Company to light the streets of St. Louis, create and sell natural gas and install underground pipelines to deliver gas to residents within the city limits.
For 160 years we’ve served people.
Lighting streets. Heating homes. Fueling businesses. Today, we’re redefining how we serve, using our energy to advance communities and enrich lives. We may be the eighth-oldest stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange, but we’re just getting started.
Here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we are today.
Laclede Gas Light lists stock on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker LG, making the company the eighth-longest continuously listed NYSE stock, and marking the first year ticker services are available to subscribers.
Dow Jones Industrial Average includes Laclede Gas Light in the original 12 listed companies, known as the “Dow Dozen.”
Laclede Gas Light introduces the joys of “cooking with gas” to St. Louis kitchens, offering financing programs for the growing number available gas appliances.
Laclede Gas Light's customers grow to nearly 100,000, increasing the demand for natural gas. To keep up with the high winter-time demand, Laclede purchases large quantities of gas when prices are low, using naturally occurring underground areas in St. Louis to safely store it for winter.
Laclede Energy Resources (LER) is created to market natural gas to both large retail and wholesale customers, first in St. Louis, then later to Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana. LER quickly becomes a regional force in the gas marketing business.
The Laclede Group becomes a public holding company, paving the way for the company’s growth by providing the flexibility to develop or acquire new businesses. Laclede Gas remains the core regulated utility business.
Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions launches to meet the growing fleet demands for cleaner-burning natural gas vehicles, opening the first Spire station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
In the largest acquisition in its history, Laclede Gas acquires Missouri Gas Energy, expanding service to Kansas City, Joplin and St. Joseph, Mo., increasing the number of people served to 1.1 million.
The Laclede Group purchases Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco), the largest natural gas provider in Alabama, bringing the number of people served to 1.56 million and the number of employees to more than 3,100 across the company.
The Laclede Group announces a pipeline project to access natural gas from shale formations in the northeast. The 60-mile pipeline is expected to improve reliability and lower costs by diversifying supply sources that support customers in Missouri.
The Laclede Group’s board of directors and shareholders vote to change the company’s name to Spire Inc., a result of a multi-year effort to reimagine the company’s future in light of its growth across geographies and businesses.
Spire purchases EnergySouth, the parent company of Mobile Gas and Willmut Gas., bringing the total number of Spire customers to nearly 1.7 million and expanding the company’s footprint to Mississippi and within Alabama.
Uniting behind one name with one mission, Alagasco, Laclede Gas, Missouri Gas Energy, Mobile Gas and Willmut Gas utilities officially become Spire.
Spire Storage expands its underground natural gas storage operations in Wyoming by acquiring a smaller adjacent storage facility.
Spire Marketing relocates to Houston, Texas to support the growth and expansion of the natural gas sales and transportation business.
Spire publishes its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, committing to all stakeholders to measure and report on its CSR efforts across the communities it serves.
Spire STL Pipeline goes into service, delivering economical shale gas from the Mercellus and Utica producing regions to customers in eastern Missouri, while enhancing the resiliency and diversity of gas supply to the region.
Spire is named one of Newsweek’s ‘Most Responsible Companies’ for the first time.
Spire becomes one of the first natural gas companies in the U.S. to commit to being carbon neutral by midcentury.
Spire appoints its first Head of Environmental Commitment. This role assesses Spire’s overall carbon footprint and strategizes plans to meet the company’s commitment of being a carbon neutral company by midcentury.
Spire joins the ONE Future Coalition, a group of 37 energy companies voluntarily working together to reduce methane emissions to 1% or less by 2025.
Spire announces its new vision statement to guide the company into the future—Make the breakthroughs today that will energize the future.
Spire renames its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report to a Sustainability Report, expanding the company’s focus on sustainability and demonstrating its promise to champion people while caring for the planet.
Spire starts evaluating alternative energy sources, such as renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen, as part of its overall strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet its carbon neutrality goal.
Spire Storage announces expansion of its Wyoming facilities to meet the growing energy demands in the Rockies and Western U.S.