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Centrica has acquired ENER-G Cogen International, the Salford-based combined heat and power systems firm with 350 staff, from ENER-G Holdings for £145m.
18-May-2016


Centrica is to submit plans to Test Valley Borough Council for a 20MW gas-fired power plant at the Walworth Industrial Estate in Andover.
05-Apr-2016


Centrica is to submit plans to Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council for a new gas-fired power plant in Chineham.
09-Mar-2016


Centrica is to reopen its mothballed South Humber power station by 2017, and invest £63m to secure the site until 2027.
30-Nov-2015


Centrica has acquired a 28,300 sq ft office at Park House on London's Oxford Street for its energy marketing division.
25-Nov-2015


Centrica Energy is to start work on a £16m offshore gas project at Morecambe Bay, with the creation of 80 jobs.
05-Aug-2015


Centrica Energy has announced the discovery of a new gas field at Pegasus West in the southern North Sea, which could lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs.
20-Nov-2014


Centrica is to acquire Bord Gais Energy of Ireland for £920m, with iCON Infrastructure Partners acquiring the Firmus energy supply division in Northern Ireland.
26-Mar-2014


Centrica is reported to be planning a multi-million pound investment in shale gas production in north-west England, in partnership with Cuadrilla Resources.
10-Jun-2013


Centrica is to sell its 50% stake in the 72MW Braes of Doune onshore wind farm in Stirlingshire to the Hermes GPE Infrastructure Fund for £59m.
03-Jun-2013


Centrica is to invest £1.4bn in the development of the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea, with the creation of up to 4,000 jobs.
31-Jul-2012


Centrica Energy is planning to build a 137MW biomass power plant at Scawby Brook in North Lincolnshire, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
10-May-2012


Centrica is creating 30 new jobs at sites in Morecambe Bay, including vacancies for mechanics and engineers at its gas terminal in Barrow.
12-Mar-2012


Centrica is to acquire a portfolio of seven producing oil and gas fields in the Central North Sea from Total E&P UK for £246m.
22-Feb-2012


Centrica is to acquire a package of oil and gas assets in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea from Statoil for £965m.
21-Nov-2011


Centrica has acquired Home Warranty of America, the US home protection plan provider, for £30m.
14-Nov-2011


Centrica is to submit plans to build a 80MW biomass power station at its Roosecote site in Barrow, with the creation of 50 permanent jobs.
10-Oct-2011


Centrica has acquired PH Jones, the Cheshire-based provider of central heating services to the social housing market with 850 staff at 30 branches, for £30m, in order to expand its British Gas Community Energy division.
16-May-2011


Centrica has confirmed plans to set up a wind turbine maintenance facility at Grimsby Docks, with the creation of 100 jobs.
05-May-2011


Centrica is to acquire Gateway Energy Services Corporation for £55m, in order to expand its Direct Energy subsidiary in the US.
21-Mar-2011


Centrica is to occupy half of the new 125,000 sq ft iQ office building in Aberdeen.
31-Jan-2011


Centrica is planning to build a new wind turbine operations and maintenance plant at Grimsby Docks next year, employing up to 120 people.
25-Nov-2010


Centrica is to acquire the gas and electricity services business of Connaught for £11m, including 600 staff, a training centre in South Wales and office in Bradford.
29-Sep-2010


Centrica is said to be in negotiations to acquire a further 80,000 sq ft of office space at the Oxford Business Park.
15-Sep-2010


Centrica has acquired Hillserve, the insulation supplier with 159 staff in Stockport, Stoke, Warrington and Gwynedd, for £5m.
14-Apr-2010


Centrica Energy is to set up a new upstream headquarters at its recently-acquired Venture Production office in Aberdeen, with the relocation of 20 jobs from Windsor and the creation of 20 new jobs.
26-Jan-2010


Centrica has announced plans to build a £725m 270MW wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast by 2012, including 75 Siemens turbines.
29-Oct-2009


Centrica is to accelerate plans to build two £1.5bn offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, in order to qualify for government subsidies.
19-Oct-2009


Centrica is considering plans to build a biogas plant in the UK, in order to transform farm and food waste into biomethane for the national gas network.
19-Oct-2009


Centrica is to acquire Venture Production, the North Sea oil and gas company, for about £1.3bn.
25-Aug-2009


Centrica has acquired Energy & Building Management Solutions for up to £3.2m, in order to expand its British Gas Energy Services subsidiary.
02-Jun-2009


Centrica is to acquire a 20% stake in British Energy for £2.3bn, in order to participate in the development of new nuclear power plants in partnership with EDF.
12-May-2009


Centrica has acquired a 22% stake in Venture Production, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas production company, for £239m, and may now bid for the entire company.
19-Mar-2009


Centrica is planning to create 1,500 jobs over the next year, as part of an increased investment in wind farms, low-carbon power plants and the installation of home insulation.
26-Feb-2009


Centrica Leasing has won government permission to build a 1,020MW gas turbine power station at King's Lynn.
09-Feb-2009


Centrica is to acquire a 67% stake in the UK segment of the Peik gas field in the North Sea from Bow Valley Energy for £20m.
30-Dec-2008


Centrica has won government approval to build a 250MW wind farm with up to 83 turbines off the coast of Lincolnshire by 2011.
24-Oct-2008


Centrica has acquired Semplice Energy, the Reading-based low carbon solutions firm with 21 staff, for £1.5m, in order to expand its British Gas New Energy division.
23-Oct-2008


Centrica has acquired Building Management System Integrators, the supplier of building control systems with 69 staff in Slough, London, Hove, Banbury and Chester, for £7m.
17-Oct-2008


Centrica has acquired Solar Technologies Group, the solar energy installation contractor, for £2.8m.
30-Sep-2008


Centrica is to acquire Strategic Energy, the electricity supplier, for £151m, in order to expand its Direct Energy business in the US.
03-Apr-2008


Centrica and Gaz de France are planning to set up a £300m offshore gas storage facility in the East Irish Sea by 2011.
31-Mar-2008


Centrica is looking to invest significant sums in new onshore and offshore gas storage projects, in order to almost double the UK's storage capacity by 2010.
15-Nov-2007


Centrica is to acquire Newfield UK Holdings, the North Sea gas production company, from Newfield Exploration of the US for £242m.
17-Sep-2007


Centrica is considering plans to build another 800MW gas-fired power plant at one of its existing sites in Kings Lynn or Peterborough.
14-Aug-2007


Centrica has acquired a 50% stake in the Braes of Doune onshore wind farm project in Stirlingshire from Airtricity for £42m.
03-Aug-2007


Centrica is seeking government permission for a £400m wind farm project off the Lincolnshire coast, and hopes to start construction in 2009.
16-Feb-2007


Centrica is planning to shed 700 British Gas back office jobs, 340 British Gas Services jobs, 270 corporate jobs and relocate the headquarters from Stockley Park to Staines.
18-Dec-2006


Centrica is planning to build a £1bn clean-coal power station on Teesside by 2012, and will conduct a feasibility study over the next two years.
09-Nov-2006


Centrica is to proceed with plans to build a £400m gas-fired power station at Langage near Plymouth, and Alstom will start construction work within a few months.
19-Jun-2006


Centrica has bought the customer base of Entergy Solutions within the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas grid for £17m, in order to expand its US-based Direct Energy subsidiary.
25-Apr-2006


Centrica has submitted plans to Castle Point Council for the development of a £200m liquefied natural gas import facility at Canvey Island by 2010.
09-Jan-2006


Centrica is to sell its 49% stake in the Accuread gas meter reading business to GSL Utility Services for £11m.
12-Oct-2005


Centrica has acquired a 51% stake in SPE, the Belgian power generating company, in a £507m joint venture with Gaz de France that also involves the sale of Centrica's Luminus business to SPE.
27-Jun-2005


Centrica is to acquire Oxxio, the Dutch energy supplier with 95 staff, for £92m.
07-Jun-2005


Centrica has sold British Gas Connections, its gas transportation business, to Kellen Ventures, a new company formed by East Surrey Holdings and Terra Firma, for £90m.
20-May-2005


Centrica has acquired REDNET, the internet service provider, for £5m, in order to expand its Onetel division.
25-Apr-2005


Centrica is planning to recruit 300 technology experts in the Reading area, in order to handle the upgrade of its customer management and billing systems.
31-Mar-2005


Centrica is inviting tenders to build a £400m gas-fired power station plant at Langage near Plymouth.
16-Mar-2005


Centrica has acquired BASE Controls, the Canadian automation and controls company, for £6.3m.
04-Nov-2004


Centrica has acquired Glens of Foudland Wind Farm, the 26MW onshore wind farm project near Huntly in Scotland, from Renewable Energy Systems in a £31m deal.
12-Oct-2004


Centrica has acquired Dyno-Rod, the drain clearing company with 89 franchises, for £58m.
04-Oct-2004


Centrica has acquired Residential Services Group, the US home maintenance company with 2,000 staff, for £83m, in order to expand its Direct Energy subsidiary.
29-Sep-2004


Centrica has acquired Telco Global, the telecoms company, for £43m, gaining access to 238,000 fixed-line residential customers.
27-Sep-2004


Centrica is considering plans to invest £300m in a project to import natural gas from Turkmenistan, as part of a joint venture with Gazprom of Russia and Naftogaz of Ukraine.
16-Aug-2004


Centrica has agreed to sell the AA motoring organisation to a company formed by CVC Capital Partners and Permira Advisers for £1.7bn.
02-Jul-2004


Centrica is to acquire the Killingholme gas power station near Grimsby for £142m, in order to secure its winter electricity supplies.
09-Jun-2004


Centrica has acquired Quintana Minerals Canada Investments, the Canadian natural gas producer, for £21m, in order to expand its Direct Energy division.
05-May-2004


Centrica is to acquire Bastrop Energy Partners, the owner of the Bastrop Energy Center power station in Texas, from US-based FPL Energy for £80m.
23-Apr-2004


Centrica is to invest £1.5m at the Roosecote power station in Barrow, securing the future of 35 jobs.
23-Dec-2003


Centrica is to invest £100m in the development of an offshore wind farm near Barrow-in-Furness, in partnership with DONG of Denmark and Statkraft of Norway.
15-Sep-2003


Centrica has won a contract from Norsk Hydro to build and operate a terminal at Easington to handle the import of gas from Norway by 2007.
18-Aug-2003


Centrica has agreed to sell the Goldfish credit card and personal loans business to Lloyds TSB in a £112m deal.
01-Aug-2003


Centrica is planning to spend £500m on the development of 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2010, which will mainly involve offshore wind farms.
01-Aug-2003


Centrica is to raise £289m from the sale of the recently-acquired Enbridge water heaters business in Canada to The Consumer's Waterheater Income Fund, and some of the proceeds may be used for further acquisitions in North America.
10-Dec-2002


Centrica has announced the £304m acquisition of Dynegy Storage and Dynegy Onshore Processing, the owner of the Rough offshore gas storage facility in the North Sea and onshore processing facilities at Easington, Yorkshire.
15-Nov-2002


Centrica has sold British Gas LPG, its liquefied petroleum gas business with 400 staff and 23 depots, to DCC of Ireland for £41m.
05-Nov-2002


Centrica Business Services has submitted plans to build a new office at Grove Park in Leicester, which would involve the creation of up to 200 new jobs and the relocation of staff from existing sites.
15-Oct-2002


Centrica has acquired Electricity Direct UK, the supplier of power to 97,000 commercial customers, for £63m.
06-Aug-2002


Centrica has acquired Regional Power Generators, the owner of the Glandford Brigg power station in Lincolnshire, from IVO Energy for £37m.
01-Jul-2002


Centrica has acquired Tyreserve, the supplier of replacement tyres via a nationwide network, for £0.4m.
06-Jun-2002


Centrica has agreed to take the full output of a £425m 860MW gas-fired power plant to be built by InterGen in Spalding, and has also secured planning permission to build a £60m natural gas terminal at Barrow-in-Furness.
23-May-2002


Centrica has confirmed plans to set up a call centre for the Goldfish credit card at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow by July, with the creation of 200 jobs.
12-Apr-2002


Centrica is to expand its Luminus joint venture in Belgium through the £5m acquisition of the electricity customers of four municipal utilities.
15-Mar-2002


Centrica is in negotiations to acquire NewPower, the US energy trader, for £87m, in order to gain a further 650,000 North American customers.
25-Feb-2002


Centrica has raised £426m in a share placing to fund acquisitions and the expansion of its US electricity and gas supply business.
22-Feb-2002


Centrica is to acquire the household heating services division of Enbridge, the Canadian energy distribution group, for £437m.
29-Jan-2002


Centrica has acquired Iomart's broadband telecoms reselling business, which includes two customer service facilities and 40 staff, for £2m.
10-Jan-2002


Centrica has announced that its British Gas Trading subsidiary has agreed to acquire the energy customer business of Enron Direct out of administration for £96m.
06-Dec-2001


Centrica is to acquire Trolhurst, the provider of gas appliance servicing and central heating installation services, for £8.5m, gaining 450 additional staff in London, Glasgow, Newcastle and Shrewsbury.
03-Dec-2001


Centrica is looking to acquire a further 1,000MW of power station capacity in the UK, and is also aiming for expansion in the UK water services and the US gas and electricity markets.
07-Sep-2001


Centrica is to invest £12m in the launch of a new smartcard for golfers, in partnership with the English Golf Union and AdvancedWare.
30-Aug-2001


Centrica has acquired 129 Halfords garages from Boots for £5.7m, and will invest £10m in the sites in order to expand the range of motoring services offered by its AA division.
26-Jul-2001


Centrica has acquired the UK division of One.Tel, the Australian telecoms company that went into administration in May, for £58m.
04-Jul-2001


Centrica has acquired a 60% stake in Humber Power, the owner of a gas-fired power plant in Stallinborough, in a £52m deal that will see TotalElfFina take the remaining 40%.
30-May-2001


Centrica is considering plans to invest about £1bn on acquisitions and organic growth in North America, where it aims to have 10m gas and electricity customers by 2003.
23-Feb-2001


Centrica is to acquire Avalanche Energy, the Canadian oil and gas explorer, for £115m, as part of a strategy to expand its customer base in North America.
02-Nov-2000


Centrica is looking to significantly expand its Goldfish financial services business by forming partnerships in credit cards, home loans and insurance.
08-Sep-2000


Centrica is to acquire Direct Energy, the Canadian natural gas retailer, for £406m, and will use it as a platform for further North American growth.
07-Jul-2000


Centrica is to relocate its Wharf Lane site in Solihull to Blythe Valley Park, with the transfer of up to 1,000 staff.
22-May-2000


Centrica is to locate its new telecoms business in Manchester, with the creation of more than 800 jobs.
27-Apr-2000


Centrica is to expand its telecoms business, with Vodafone providing mobile telecoms services to its customers and Torch Telecom and Cable & Wireless Communications providing fixed network capacity.
26-Apr-2000


Centrica is to invest £150m in a telecoms and internet service to be launched in September, and will recruit 450 staff for a new call centre.
25-Feb-2000


Centrica is forming a joint venture with Essent, the Dutch multi-utility, to develop wholesale energy trading in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
18-Feb-2000