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Taxes blamed for gas field closure

Published 03/06/2011

Centrica, the parent company of household gas supplier British Gas, has carried out its threat not to reopen one of the UK's largest gas fields following the Government's decision to raise taxes on production. The energy firm said South Morecambe would stay shut following routine maintenance work because the higher levy made it uneconomic to operate.

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