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  1. April 11, 2014

    Centrica begins search for Sam Laidlaw’s replacement

    Centrica has set the wheels in motion to find a candidate to fill one of the most politically controversial posts in UK...

  2. April 10, 2014

    British Gas to pay £5.6m in penalties following Ofgem ruling

    British Gas is to pay £5.6m in penalties after regulator Ofgem ruled that Britain’s biggest energy supplier had unfairly...

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  1. April 6, 2014

    Criticism of energy groups overshadows good news in sector

    Nothing better symbolises the transformation of the “big six” energy suppliers into the UK’s main political punchbag than...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Zombie hordes thrive, await further hedge fund corpses: Dan notes that 904 hedge funds...

  3. March 25, 2014

    Bord Gáis Energy sold to Centrica-led consortium for €1.1bn

    A consortium comprising Centrica, the owner of British Gas, and two private equity groups have struck a deal to buy Bord...

  4. March 23, 2014

    UK energy industry seeks to head off competition inquiry

    The energy industry will try to head off a competition inquiry on Monday saying there are more operators in the market than...

  5. March 9, 2014

    Centrica sticks to US earnings target

    Centrica, the owner of British Gas, is sticking with its plan to double its earnings in North America, in spite of the...

  6. February 28, 2014

    Big six energy companies told to hand back customers’ cash

    The UK’s big six energy suppliers have to been told to redouble their efforts to hand back more than £400m owed to domestic...

  7. February 26, 2014

    Centrica drifts as break-up assessed

    A break-up of Centrica would be bad for customers but not for shareholders, according to the British Gas owner’s joint house...

  8. February 26, 2014

    Energy regulator Ofgem forces trading rules on ‘big six’ suppliers

    The UK energy regulator will next month force the “big six” suppliers to trade wholesale power twice daily in an attempt to...

  9. February 21, 2014

    Week in Review, February 22

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Barclays trio to face SFO charges over...

  10. February 20, 2014

    Cold comfort for UK’s Centrica in crossing continents

    Like generations of Europeans facing harsh treatment at home, Centrica has crossed the Atlantic in search of a better life....

  11. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE God complex *alert*: Izzy explains why thundering valuations and consolidations in the...

  12. February 20, 2014

    Polar vortex has given Centrica a riskily political spin

    Centrica has had two polar vortices to contend with. First, freezing weather that increased transmission charges in North...

  13. February 20, 2014

    Centrica chief Sam Laidlaw says household fuel bills to drop

    Centrica has said household fuel bills for the past months could be as much as 10 per cent lower than normal because of mild...

  14. February 18, 2014

    Europe’s stocks pause after winning run

    European markets are trading slightly down this morning, despite overnight gains in Asia, including a 3 per cent advance in...

  15. February 14, 2014

    Crisis-hit European utilities square up to technological revolution

    Time to recharge Faced with a grim present and an even grimmer future, Europe’s utilities are being forced to reinvent...

  16. February 10, 2014

    Doubt cast on forced sale of British Gas

    Centrica’s share price see-sawed on Monday as markets tried to figure out the significance of the energy secretary’s threat...

  17. February 10, 2014

    Centrica: heat without light

    When the energy minister exerts his power, sparks fly. Ed Davey – inspired, perhaps, by his opposite number in the Labour...

  18. February 10, 2014

    Ed Davey letter marks change of stance for energy secretary

    Ed Davey’s letter urging the regulator to scrutinise the gas market and floating a possible break-up of British Gas marks a...

  19. Nick Butler

    February 10, 2014

    Davey's populist ploy will cost consumers dear

    Forget the evidence, feel the populism. That seems to be the motto of the UK secretary of state for energy, who has written...

  20. February 10, 2014

    Parties supply dual fuel for anti-business sentiment

    It is high time the competition authorities broke up the Conservative and Labour parties. They operate as a duopoly in the...

  21. Off Message

    February 10, 2014

    The chart that should worry Centrica

    Ed Davey wants Ofgem to be sure it remembers its own data: The UK energy secretary has written to the energy market...

  22. February 9, 2014

    Centrica shares fall as Ed Davey hints at British Gas break-up

    Shares in Centrica fell on Monday on investor concerns over a warning by the UK energy secretary that the group’s subsidiary...

  23. January 23, 2014

    Gap widens between UK executive pay and results

    Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been picked as the worst financial performers in the FTSE 100 index relative to the...

  24. January 17, 2014

    UK’s CLNR tests low-carbon power grids

    If, one day in the future, the UK were to have 10m electric vehicles in use and their owners all decided to put them on...

  25. January 15, 2014

    Centrica gets a chill from bill freeze fears

    Could a British Gas bill freeze cost Centrica investors their dividends? Centrica hit a one-year low on a downgrade from...

  26. January 15, 2014

    Total steps where others fear to tread

    Total’s shale deal involves a rather modest commitment of just $50m. But that’s just the start, writes Guy Chazan. Patrice...

  27. January 7, 2014

    Blurred lines in the boardroom are bad for governance

    Chairmen of financial businesses should know something about finance. That is the revolutionary demand of MP Andrew Tyrie,...

  28. January 7, 2014

    Centrica finance director Nick Luff leaves for Reed Elsevier

    Centrica’s highly regarded finance director has been poached by fellow FTSE 100 group Reed Elsevier, adding to a string of...

  29. December 18, 2013

    Bwin jumps on World Cup hopes

    Bwin.party topped the mid-cap index after the online gambling company offered confident guidance that looked forward to the...

  30. December 18, 2013

    Centrica sells US power stations

    Centrica will return £420m to shareholders following the sale of three gas-fired power stations owned by its US subsidiary...

  31. December 12, 2013

    Centrica named preferred bidder for Bord Gáis

    A consortium led by Centrica, owner of British Gas, has been named as preferred bidder for Bord Gáis Energy, the retail arm...

  32. December 12, 2013

    Centrica eyes growth and welcome beyond UK

    That must make a nice change. Even as Centrica, the owner of British Gas, continues to be classed as a public enemy in the...

  33. December 2, 2013

    Long-termism initiative risks stewardship by statute

    Promoting long-term decision-making turns out – appropriately enough – to be a lengthy business. The plans to create an...

  34. December 2, 2013

    UK energy suppliers roll back on price rises

    The UK’s largest energy suppliers have announced a rollback of their planned price increases, honouring a pledge to pass on...

  35. November 14, 2013

    Centrica warns on profits despite British Gas price rises

    Centrica has defended price increases at its British Gas business – the biggest of the UK’s big six energy suppliers – and...

  36. November 11, 2013

    Nick Clegg criticises British Gas over insulation project

    British Gas has been criticised by Nick Clegg for its slow delivery of an insulation scheme which energy companies have...

  37. November 6, 2013

    Centrica hits five-month low on earnings worries

    British Gas owner Centrica has become notably unpopular with its customers. The utility may be losing friends soon among its...

  38. November 6, 2013

    Centrica agrees £4.4bn LNG deal with Qatargas

    Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has signed a £4.4bn gas supply deal with the Gulf state of Qatar, in a move it...

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