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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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%.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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