Centrica plc History

Charter Court
50 Windsor Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 2HA
United Kingdom

Telephone: (071) 821-1444
Fax: (071) 821-1870

Public Company
Incorporated: 1997
Employees: 15,423
Sales: £7.5 billion (US$12.4 billion) (1998)
Stock Exchanges: London Tokyo New York Toronto
NAIC: 22121 Natural Gas Distribution

Company Perspectives:

Centrica aims to be the first choice of energy and services to homes and businesses in Great Britain.

Company History:

Further Reading:

  • Barty-King, Hugh, New Flame, Tavistock: Graphmitre, 1984.
  • "BGT Powers Up for New Assault," Marketing Week, September 10, 1998, p. 3.
  • "British Gas. Hot Air?," Economist, February 10, 1996.
  • "British Gas Marks End of Restructuring," Oil and Gas Journal, March 10, 1997, p. 26.
  • Chantler, Philip, The British Gas Industry: An Economic Study, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1938.
  • Elliott, Charles, The History of Natural Gas Conversion in Great Britain, Royston: Cambridge Info. & Research Services with BGC, 1980.
  • Everard, Stirling, The History of the Gas Light and Coke Company 1812-1949, London: Benn, 1949.
  • Falkus, Malcolm, Always under Pressure: A History of North Thames Gas since 1949, London: Macmillan, 1988.
  • Hutchison, Sir Kenneth, High-Speed Gas: An Autobiography, London: Duckworth, 1987.
    Report on the Gas Industry in Great Britain, London: Political and Economic Planning, 1939.
  • Rogers, Danny, "British Gas Unit Takes on Banks," Marketing, November 6, 1997, p. 1.
  • "A Tempting Target," Economist, December 9, 1995.
  • Williams, Trevor I., A History of the British Gas Industry, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Source: International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 29. St. James Press, 1999.