Manufactured Gas Plants
Former Oakland manufactured gas plant
PG&E has completed the voluntary cleanup of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) located at 50 Market and 101 Jefferson Streets in Oakland. Remediation involved installing asphalt or concrete as a protective cover over unpaved areas of soil containing impacts from historic gas making activities. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) oversaw this work and in May 2016, certified that the appropriate cleanup actions have been completed.
PG&E operated the former Oakland MGP from 1905 to 1930. The plant was placed on standby status from 1930 to 1958. PG&E dismantled the plant in 1961, and later sold portions of the site along the waterfront to the Port of Oakland. Today, these portions comprise the Howard Terminal.
Site related documents can also be found at:
Oakland Public Library, Main Branch
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
There is no indication that PG&E's former MGP sites pose any health concerns to the public, based on our testing, experience, and extensive review of medical literature.