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Calor Gas

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August 1936.
December 1954.
June 1958.

Distributors of bottled gas of Belgrove House, London WC1 and Dept B, Calor Gas (Distributing) Co., 17-18, Margeret Street, London, W. 1.

1935 Company established as distributors of Calor bottled gas and domestic appliances through 700 appointed agents; the gas was obtained from oil refineries under short term contracts.

1948 Public company incorporated as a holding company[1]

By 1954 Imperial Continental Gas Association had a significant interest in the company[2]

1963 Acquired Scottish Rural Gas, gas distributor[3]

1969 Imperial Continental Gas Association acquired the remaining 72.6 percent of shares that it did not already own[4]

1974 Calor had trouble in supplying customers of propane gas due to continued industrial action.[5]

By 1976 the holding company included subsidiaries[6]:

1987 Imperial Continental Gas Association was split into two companies, one of which was Calor, which included Century Power and Light, an oil and gas exploration and production company[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 29, 1948
  2. The Times, Jul 03, 1954
  3. The Times, Nov 26, 1963
  4. The Times, Jan 11, 1969
  5. The Engineer 1974/01/03 and 1974/01/10
  6. The Times, Jul 28, 1976
  7. The Times, February 14, 1987