The gas industry in Great Britain has seen unparalleled changes in the past two decades. Where once a single company provided every element of the gas supply chain there is now a multitude of companies operating in the different sectors of the chain.
Producers prospect for gas beneath the seabed and Importers buy the gas abroad. Both then deliver it to reception terminals around the coast of Great Britain. Gas Shippers buy the gas and have contracts with Transporters to move the gas through the pipeline network to supply points – homes and business premises – where Shippers sell the gas to Suppliers, who sell it to Consumers.
The gas supply network nationally is 275,000km in length. It consists of the high-pressure National Transmission System (NTS) owned by National Grid, and eight separate gas distribution networks of which National Grid owns four, Scotia Gas Networks two and Northern Gas Networks and Wales & West Utilities one each.
We are committed to delivering gas to all users in the network, working to the highest standards of safety and reliability. The 2.5m gas users in the North of England rely on us for their daily energy requirements and we aim to deliver the highest possible standards of customer service at all times in all aspects of our activities.