What is National Grid’s role within the gas industry? The role of National Grid and other distribution network companies is to transport gas through their pipelines to your property.
National Grid does not sell gas.
The gas in your home or business is supplied to you by a Gas Supplier. Only
suppliers licensed by Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets - see www.ofgem.gov.uk) can sell you gas. You can
more information about who supplies gas in your area from the Energy
Networks Association website.
If you know that you do not have an existing gas service or service pipe at
your home or premises please refer to the Connections section of this website.
If you do not have a gas meter yet or you cannot find the information on your
bill, please call the M Number enquiry line on 0870 608 1524* and ask them for
your MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number) which is the unique identifier for your
gas supply point and also the identity of the current registered gas supplier at
your premises.*0870 numbers will cost 7 per minute plus your phone company’s access charge
*All calls to the National Gas Emergency Service and National Enquiry lines
may be recorded and monitored.
The Uniform Network Code is the hub around which the competitive gas industry
revolves, comprising a legal and contractual framework to supply and transport
gas. It has a common set of rules for all industry players which ensure that
competition can be facilitated on level terms. Network Code came into effect in
March 1996 after two years of negotiation between Transco and the shippers.
In 2005 as a result of the sale of four of the gas distribution networks, the
Network Code was replaced by the Uniform Network Code (UNC). The UNC is managed by the Joint Office of Gas