Independent Gas Transporters

 

If you are served by an Independent Gas Transporter's (IGT) network (i.e. not Transco) you may find that the price you pay for gas is slightly higher than the standard published price provided by the gas supplier.

 

This is because the gas supplier must pay both Transco and the Independent Gas Transporter to deliver gas through the pipes to your home.

 

In practical terms there is nothing wrong with having an Independent Gas Transporter deliver the gas to your home, the downside is the additional cost element.

 

Many house builders use Independent Gas Transporters to save money when they are building new properties as the Independent Gas Transporters will offer, in most cases, a more competitive price for all the connection work than Transco.

 

The problem occurs when you then wish to compare the prices offered by the gas suppliers. Some of the low cost gas suppliers will not quote for a supply to property connected via an Independent Gas Transporter and the majority of other suppliers will charge a premium.

 

So whilst the house builder gets a good deal when installing the gas network, you the domestic consumer end up paying for this in increased costs forever.

 

Energylinx has been campaigning to stop this situation as more and more new houses or new gas installations are being carried out by Independent Gas Transporters.

 

To find out whether you are connected to the gas distribution system via an Independent Gas Transporter is quite simple.

 

The clues are:

 

If the M number (MPRN) shown on your gas bill is 10 digits long and begins with 74 or 75 then you are supplied by an Independent Gas Transporter.

 

You should find your M number (MPRN) on either the front page or reverse of the front page of a recent gas bill.

 

If you do not have a gas bill or the information is not present click here to download a standard MPRN request form.

 

If you wish to know whether or not you have an IGT please use our free tool by clicking here:

 

IGT Name and Address

First eight characters of your MPRN range

IGT Telephone Number

 

From

To

 

British Gas Connections Ltd

30 The Causeway

Staines

Middlesex

TW18 3BY

74400001

74550000

Tel: 0845 600 6311

Fax: 01784 874497

ES Pipelines Ltd

Old Pump House

Elmer Works, Hawks Hill

Leatherhead

Surrey

KT22 9DA

74900001

74930000

Tel: 01372 227560

Fax: 01372 377996

The Gas Transportation Company Ltd Woolpit Business Park

Woolpit

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk

IP30 9UQ

74250001 75300001

76000000

74400000
75500000

76399999

Tel: 01359 240363

Fax: 01359 241902

Independent Pipelines Ltd

Ocean Park House

East Tyndall Street

Cardiff

CF24 5GT

74000001
75000001

76400000 76543215

74250000
75300000

76543213 76753605

Tel: 02920 908550

Fax: 02920 314140

Mowlem Energy Ltd

2 Redwood Court

Peel Park

East Kilbride

Glasgow

G74 5PF

74980001

74995000

Tel: 01355 909600

Fax: 01355 909601

Quadrant Ltd

Ocean Park House

East Tyndall Street

Cardiff

CF24 5GT

(Formerly East Midlands Pipelines Ltd.)

74850001

74900000

Tel: 02920 304040

Fax: 02920 314140

Scottish Power Gas Ltd

St Vincent Crescent

Glasgow

G3 8LB

74650001

74750000

Tel: 01415674026

Fax: 01415674274

SSE Pipelines Ltd

55 Vastern Road

Reading

Berkshire

RG1 8BU

74750001

75510001

74800000

75550000

Tel: 01753 695631

Fax: 01189534695

United Utilities Network Ltd

12th Floor

Oakland House

Talbot Road

Stretford

Manchester

M16 0HQ

74930001

74950000

 

United Utilities Pipelines Ltd

PO Box 3010

Links Business Park

Fortram Road

St Mellons

Cardiff

CF3 0DS

74950001

74980000

 

Utility Grid Installations Ltd

Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart Square

Cardiff

CF10 5FQ.

74995001
75500001

74999499
75510000

Tel: 02920 435320

Fax: 02920 435321

Last Updated: April 2007

 

For any other MPRNs the transporter is Transco, whose address details are:

 

Transco plc

51 Homer Rd

Solihull

West Midlands

B91 3QL

 

Tel: 0121 626 4431

Fax: 01216232625

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