v3.10.0.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Jan. 31, 2019
Jun. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Washington Gas Light Company    
Entity Central Index Key 0000104819    
Document Type 10-KT    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Former Fiscal Year End Date --09-30    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 0
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   46,479,536  
Par Value Per Share $ 1