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Transco is to create 400 jobs in Northampton over the next six months, as part of a reorganisation that has also created new administration centres in Warwick and Hinckley.
Transco has won permission to build a liquefied natural gas import facility at the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary, and the first shipments are expected to arrive in early 2005.
Transco is said to be planning to build a 30km gas pipeline near Middlesbrough, and the £10m project is expected to be put out to tender in September.
Transco has awarded a contract to Lawrence of Bath to build a £7m 20km pipeline between Pontyates and Bancyfelin to boost gas supplies to West Wales, and work will start in April.
Transco is to invest £60m over the next two years on five major pipeline projects to cope with rising gas demand in Wales.
Transco is planning to create 200 fibre optic telecoms jobs at newly-refurbished offices in Queens Road, Reading, and is currently negotiating a lease on the building.
Transco has awarded a contract to Murphy Pipeline for the construction of a £13m high-pressure pipeline from the Huntingdon compressor station to a gas installation near Bedford.
Transco is investing £10m in a partnership with the government to improve energy efficiency in about 1m homes, which will involve the creation of about 3,000 jobs and training people to install new gas central heating systems and insulation.
Transco is to build a £52m gas pipeline between St Fergus and Aberdeen with the creation of about 450 construction jobs, and the contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Lawrence and Nacap.
Transco is considering bids from eight teams of contractors to build a £12m gas pipeline between Huntingdon and Bedford.
Transco has submitted proposals to Aberdeenshire Council for the development of a £50m pipeline between two gas stations at St Fergus and Garlogie, which could create up to 400 jobs.
Transco has awarded a £26m contract to Murphy to build a 25km gas pipeline between Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Transco is to award three contracts worth up to £72m for the upgrade of its gas pipeline network, including a £40m project to build a 70km pipeline from Aberdeen to St Fergus.