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Removal of gas meter when no gas supplier

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Gwlondon Fri 21-Feb-14 09:27:46

We are having a nightmare at the moment trying to move a gas meter. We had a water leak into our neighbours flat, unfortunately the tap/pipe can't be fixed until we have removed the meter. We don't have a gas supplier. It has been such a long time since there was gas that there is no record of a gas supplier. Has anyone had this before? How did you get rid of it? I have spoken to so many people who send me somewhere else and I am sick if it!

Thanks in advance.

InsertUsernameHere Sat 22-Feb-14 18:20:26

The gas distribution company is probably your best starting point. It depends on where you live. I think it will either be SGN (covering scotland and some of southern England) or try the national grid www2.nationalgrid.com/UK/Services/Gas-distribution-connections/Alterations/

InsertUsernameHere Sat 22-Feb-14 18:25:54

There are more distributors than I thought. This website has a number to call www.energynetworks.org/info/faqs/who-is-my-network-operator.html
The meter reference point should be on the meter.

YBR Sat 22-Feb-14 19:11:38

I thought the meter was owned by Transco?
Even if not, everything on the supply side is.

Suggest you ask them for help and info.

PigletJohn Sat 22-Feb-14 19:16:46

I don't think the Meterpoint will be on the meter.

Mine is because I used to be in the business and stuck my own label on.

It doesn't usually matter, if the meter is at your address. Occasionally in some flats the meters are in a single room or cabin and it is very important they are individually marked, but flat number should do.

Your address and postcode should be enough.

If you divulge your outer postcode (the first three or four characters, e.g. SW1 or EH10) it will be easy to find your network.

PigletJohn Sat 22-Feb-14 19:20:38

YBR

Transco was merged years ago into National Grid, which then dropped the Transco part of the name. They were then forced by the government to divest some regions. Scotia Gas Networks (owned 50% by the Nova Scotia Teachers Pension Fund, and 50% by SSE) bought quite a lot in the areas where they are most active, and there were some (I think smaller) other investors.

PigletJohn Sat 22-Feb-14 19:25:01

insert's links were very useful. Try this

I see SGN has turned into two companies now. I didn't notice that happening

Gwlondon Thu 06-Mar-14 07:53:24

Thank you for the info. In the end a local plumber removed it (took ten minutes). It had a British gas sticker so am now going through the pain of asking them to pick it up when I am not a customer!

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