Who is my gas supplier?
Running a home involves a lot of administration, especially when it comes to arranging utilities like water, electricity and gas supply. That means it can sometimes become difficult to remember exactly who supplies your gas to your home, and we understand that. Whilst your supplier will most likely remain the same if you stay in the same house, you might choose to change the supplier you pay your bills to from time to time in order to save money and ensure you’re getting the best deal. Also, if you’ve moved into a new house, you’ll want to find out who is currently supplying gas before you can sort out a supplier for yourself.
If you’re completely lost and asking yourself ‘who is my gas supplier?’ we’ve put together some helpful information to assist you in finding out.
How do I find out who my gas supplier is?
Although you might feel confused trying to track down your gas supplier, the great news is that it’s relatively simple to find out who your gas supplier is. There are a few different ways that you can do this:
Moved into a new property?
A quick and easy way to find out who supplies gas to your home is to via the 'Find my supplier' online tool. This tool is ideal if you’ve just moved into a new house and don’t know who the previous occupants had as their gas supplier. It will also give you your meter point reference number, you'll need this if you want to change the gas supplier.
All you need to do is enter your postcode and house number, then it’ll search the database and find your gas supplier within seconds.
Find a Utility Bill
The simplest way to discover your gas supplier is by finding a recent utility bill. This might seem a little obvious, especially if you’re not sure where all your paperwork is. These bills should come through monthly or quarterly, so the chances are you should have had one relatively recently.
In this day and age, many of our bills and statements come paperless. This means that there will usually be some way to find your gas supplier via your email inbox. Just try searching ‘gas’ and your supplier should come up – much easier than rifling through drawers full of paperwork.
Why should I check my gas supplier?
Knowing your gas supplier is important for a number of reasons, which we’ve listed for you below.
If you’ve recently moved into a new property, the gas supply will automatically continue from the previous occupants’ supplier. However, it’s likely that you’ll automatically be placed onto a new tariff and this could be costly. Finding out who the supplier is gives you a chance to speak to them and set up your own tariff.
Keeping on top of bills
Many people recommend regularly looking at your energy bills and ensuring you’re on the most competitive tariff. Some discounted tariffs only last for a set amount of time before they switch back to being more expensive. It’s cost effective to ensure you know who your supplier is – that way you can keep an eye on your bills.
In the event of an emergency, you may need to call your gas supplier for assistance. Having the name of your supplier and their contact number available can be incredibly useful in the event of an emergency.
What is a gas distribution network?
There are four gas distribution network (GDN) companies responsible for bringing gas to you through their pipes, up to your gas meter.
As a gas distribution network company, we are here to help you if you need a new gas connection, disconnection and alterations, as well as providing support for digging safely round our pipes, moving your gas meter and much more.
Cadent owns and manages several GDNs across the UK, including the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London.
There are three other networks in the UK are owned by:
Northern Gas Networks – North East England (including North East, North, West and East Yorkshire and Northern Cumbria)
Wales & West Utilities – Wales and South West England
SGN – Scotland and Southern England (including South London)
There are also several smaller networks owned and operated by Independent Gas Transporters. These are located within the areas covered by the GDNs.
You can find out more about this on our Gas Industry page. As a gas distribution network, we have years of experience in the gas industry. That’s why we also offer advice on what to do if you smell gas, spotting the signs of a carbon monoxide leak and much more.
Finding out who supplies the gas to your home is a quick and easy thing to do but could make a huge difference to you.