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South Eastern Gas Board

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1959.Segas Plant at Isle of Grain site, adjacent to the British Petroleum Company's Oil Refinery.

1948 One of 12 Area Gas Boards established by the government to operate the nationalised gas industry, each a separate body with its own management structure. Companies and other bodies nationalised and included in this area:

ARUNDEL GAS COMPANY
BEXHILL CORPORATION GAS DEPARTMENT
BILLINGSHIRST UNDERTAKING
BRITISH GAS LIGHT COMPANY
BROADSTAIRS GAS COMPANY
CRANBROOK GAS COMPANY
CHARING AND DISTRICT GAS WORKS LTD
CHERTSEY CONSUMERS GAS COMPANY LTD
CROWBOROUGH DISTRICT GAS COMPANY LTD
EAST GRINSTEAD GAS AND WATER COMPANY
FAVERSHAM GAS COMPANY
FOLKESTONE GAS AND COKE COMPANY
GODALMING GAS AND COKE COMPANY LTD
GUILDFORD GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY
HAMPTON COURT GAS COMPANY
HAYWARDS HEATH DISTRICT GAS COMPANY
HORSHAM GAS COMPANY LTD
NEWHAVEN GAS AND COKE COMPANY LTD
TENTERDEN AND DISTRICT GAS COMPANY LTD
TONBRIDGE GAS COMPANY TUNBRIDGE WELLS GAS COMPANY WATERINGBURY GAS COMPANY LTD

1973 The Area Boards became Regions of the British Gas Corporation.

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