Centrica: 'Cooler' 2012 sees gas consumption rise

Centrica suggested colder weather last year contributed to a rise in British Gas profits.

Centrica said "cooler weather" in 2012 saw domestic gas consumption increase by 12% following a warm 2011.

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British Gas profits up 11%

British Gas has announced its profits are up 11% from last year to £606m. Its owner Centrica, which also owns Scottish Gas, has announced its annual operating profits are up 14%.