BP plc, the top North American natural gas marketer, is building its estimable U.S. commercial and industrial retail power and gas arm with the purchase of Houston-based EDF Energy Services (ES).

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The agreement would provide “opportunities…to enhance and deliver additional lower carbon integrated energy solutions,” according to BP. The purchase of ES also is likely to increase BP’s North American natural gas volumes. No financial details were disclosed.

“BP’s commitment to putting the customer first has helped make us the largest marketer of natural gas in North America for the last 20 years, as well as a top power marketer in the U.S.,” said BP’s Orlando Alvarez, senior vice president of Gas and Power Trading Americas.

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