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British Gas sees profits rise 98% in first half of year

British Gas made operating profits of £585m for the first half of 2010, up 98% on the same period last year.

The company, which supplies gas to more than half of the country's households, won new customers and benefited from the cold winter.

Gas use was 8% above 2009, and the company has added 400,000 more residential customers since then.

But British Gas says customers' bills actually fell.

John Moylan reports.

  • 28 Jul 2010
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