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British Gas has no involvement in Gaza or Israel

British Gas, as it exists today, is the trading name of Centrica plc’s retail energy and services business in the UK.

Centrica plc was formed in 1997 following the privatisation of and subsequent demerger from British Gas plc, formerly the nationalised utility British Gas Corporation. The original company was split into two - Centrica kept the rights to the British Gas name in the UK, as well as the Gas Sales and Gas Trading, Services and Retail businesses, together with the gas production business of the North and South Morecambe gas fields in the UK North Sea.

As part of the demerger, the transportation and storage business (Transco) and the Exploration and Production (excluding the North and South Morecambe gas fields), International Downstream, Research & Technology and Properties businesses remained with British Gas plc which was renamed “BG plc” at the same time. BG plc was renamed BG Group plc in December 1999. BG Group plc (which is a separately listed company and not a part of nor affiliated with Centrica) retains certain rights to the ‘British Gas’ name outside of the UK, which may have caused some confusion.


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