Gas Natural São Paulo Sul S.A. (Naturgy São Paulo Sul) is a supplier of piped natural gas for the southern region of São Paulo state, including the procurement, production, storing, transportation, transmission, exploration, distribution, and trading of gas. Naturgy SPS is controlled by the Spanish Naturgy Energy Group, S.A. and began operations in 2000. That year, the company was awarded a concession for a 30 year-period, renewable for 20 years. It supplies gas for 17 municipalities in southern São Paulo, serving over 57,000 clients, through a 1,600km distribution network. The company is headquartered in Sorocaba.