Washington, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

     Date of Report April 16, 2003              Commission File Number 1-6364

                          SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           New Jersey                                  22-1901645
    (State of incorporation)                (IRS employer identification no.)

                 1 South Jersey Plaza, Folsom, New Jersey 08037
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (609) 561-9000
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Item 5. Other Events

Recent Earnings

South Jersey Industries' (SJI) unaudited consolidated revenues, income from
continuing operations before accounting changes and discontinued operations and
net income for the first quarter of 2003 were $279.8 million, $22.8 million and
$22.3 million, respectively. These results compared with the following
respective unaudited amounts for the quarter ended March 31, 2002: $177.0
million, $19.7 million and $19.7 million. Factors affecting earnings in the
first quarter of 2003 included record performance from both the utility and
non-utility portions of SJI's business. Rapid customer growth at SJI's utility
and retail gas marketing businesses, in combination with colder weather, were
the primary performance contributors.

Regarding accounting changes in the quarter, the rescission of EITF 98-10
resulted in SJI having to write storage gas back to cost from market in the
first quarter of this year. That difference between cost and market, which had
previously been recognized as revenue in the fourth quarter of 2002, is
reflected as an effect of a change in accounting principle. The impact of the
change in accounting principle was a $426,000 reduction in net income in the
first quarter of 2003.

Item 9.  Regulation FD Disclosure

The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 9, "Regulation FD
Disclosure" and Item 12, "Disclosure of Results of Operations and Financial

On April 16, 2003, South Jersey Industries (SJI) issued a press release setting
forth SJI's first quarter 2003 earnings. A copy of the press release is attached
hereto as Exhibit 99 and hereby incorporated by reference.

Exhibit Index

(99) Press release, dated: April 16, 2003, issued by South Jersey Industries.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be singed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES

                        By:     /s/ David A. Kindlick
                                David A. Kindlick
                                Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial

Date:  April 16, 2003