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2014-02-20 04:20:34

LONDON, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with the release of Centrica plc's 2013 preliminary results the company's management have undertaken a series of short

2009-06-03 14:05:00

WINDSOR, England, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas, today announced it has reached an agreement with Canadian Superior Energy Inc.

2008-11-04 12:00:21

UK-based energy group Centrica, through its British Gas Business division, has reached an agreement to acquire the customer base of BizzEnergy for a cash consideration of GBP3.5 million after the privately-owned energy supplier was taken into administrative receivership.

2008-09-22 09:00:49

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has acquired Caythorpe Gas Storage from Warwick Energy for GBP70 million in cash.

2008-07-31 12:00:00

BRITISH Gas parent company Centrica today posted half-year profits of Pounds 992m, a day after hitting millions of customers in Britain with a record hike in gas bills.

2008-07-23 12:01:11

British energy group Centrica has announced that it will increase its shareholding in Belgian power generation and supply company SPE to a 51% controlling stake.

2008-07-09 09:00:54

UK-based energy group Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has reached an agreement to acquire interests in a package of non-operated gas and oil assets in Norway for GBP190 million in cash, including its first gas production in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

2008-07-04 09:00:33

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has secured interests in three exploration licenses to drill for gas within the coal beds of South Wales.

2008-06-26 00:00:00

By Michael Ribbeck Householders were warned to brace themselves for yet more misery yesterday with the bosses of the big energy firms claiming that the cost of household bills is likely to soar over the coming months.

2008-06-25 18:00:00

By Russell Lynch THE bosses of the UK's biggest energy firms warned householders yesterday to brace themselves for higher bills. Prices are likely to rise due to soaring wholesale gas costs, directors said in evidence to the Commons Business and Enterprise Select Committee.

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