200 years of gas

200-year Gas Industry anniversary. Gas adapts to meet new challenges. Privatisation and the establishment of British Gas marked the beginning of a new era of competition. Further restructuring would take place, as first the industrial and commercial sector, and then the domestic market was opened up to rival suppliers.

Despite all these changes, the gas industry remained a technological world leader, not just in transmission and distribution, but also in exploration and production. With National Grid now at its helm, the industry continues to innovate as it faces up to the challenge of climate change. In the decades to come, gas is set to play a vital role as the UK becomes a low-carbon economy.

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