British Gas  

British Gas

British Gas is one of the iconic historical companies of the United Kingdom, a little bit what Texaco is or used to be for the Americans. Since its founding in 1972 the company has gone through several rebranding in order to keep up with the newcomers in the competition. Let’s learn some of the interesting and key facts there are to know about British Gas this time.

Brief history:

British Gas Corporation was originally founded in a monopolistic position alongside the Gas Act in 1972 and that’s exactly where it stayed for 14 years until the Thatcher era whereas the gas oil industry went through a privatisation in 1986 that enabled healthy competition and of course the appearance of many new kids on the block.

Today’s biggest players in the industry include National Grid, BG Group and Centrica and British Gas, although it remains to be featured as a separate brand is in real part of the Centrica Group. All the contact details can be found at contactphonenumbersuk.co.uk

The interesting fact of the matter is, that to this day, British Gas remains the largest supplier of gas oil in the United Kingdom, in addition it also has the largest home service. The company is part of today’s so-called “Big Six” that represents the 6 companies that rule UK’s whole energy supply industry.

Throughout the decades the company has succeeded in maintaining a respectable position among the big companies in the country and contrary to the controversial loss of over 200 thousand customers ( with the company citing fixed period contract endings as the main reason) it has also led to it closing one of its largest customer service centres in 2016. This perfectly represents how hard competition can become when it comes to the energy supply business.

Apart from business British Gas is also actively involved in advanced marketing activities that also involve charities and sponsorships and it had been the sponsor of the Southern Football League between 2006 and 2009 too.



Today’s biggest players in the industry include National Grid, BG Group and Centrica and British Gas, although it remains to be featured as a separate brand is in real part of the Centrica Group.


Next to general heating services British Gas accumulates a pretty large income from the selling of boilers and other home heating devices and apart from these it also provides local repair services such as boiler, electrical and kitchen appliance repair and upgrade services. As an extra the company also offers plumbing services and its annual boiler service is pretty popular throughout the country.

Another extra offer of British gas include its energy saving tools, which include Smart Meters, Hive Active heating system and Hive Active sensors, lights and plugs that can drastically help to reduce the energy used by a household. If you want to learn more on the Gas, Electricity and home services of the company, it’s best to visit their website directly to stay up to date with all the details.