Gas is an important resource in the UK with around 80% of homes and businesses using this to heat their homes, provide hot water and to power their cookers.

Gas is also used in Gas-fired power stations which produce electricity accounting for roughly 25% of the electricity supply in the UK. Gas plays an important role in meeting the energy requirements of the UK, it also one of the easiest ways to create electricity.

There are many different gas suppliers throughout the UK for households and businesses to select from.
To reach your homes or business, gas has to travel for thousands of miles after it has been drilled from the earth and brought to the surface with the use of pumps and wells. It then travels through millions of pipes which run beneath the ground to get to where it needs to go before being delivered to your home through smaller pipes from your gas utility company.

The meter inside your house or in some cases outside your house is connected to the pipes and provides details to the utility company of how much gas you are using.
This gas meter is the responsibility of your supplier, in the event you experience any issues with your gas meter, then you will need to contact them to resolve the issue.

If you have any concerns about your gas supply in your home or business or you think you can smell gas call 0800 111 999. This is a free emergency gas number, which runs 24 hours a day, all year round.