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How to Read My Meter

Reading your natural gas meter is one way to tell how much natural gas you're using each month. The most common meter has four to six clock-type dials as shown below (though some use digital displays instead). To accurately read your natural gas meter, follow the steps below.

  • Always read the dials/displays from left to right. The hands on all the dials move from zero toward the number nine. Keep in mind each dial rotates in the opposite direction of the one next to it.
  • Look at the needle of each dial to read your meter. When the needle is between two numbers, always choose the smaller one. 
  • When the needle falls directly on a number, use the number before it if the needle to the right has not completed a full revolution and has not reached or passed zero.

meter reading
The meter in this diagram reads 2932.

You can calculate your natural gas usage by subtracting your last meter read from your current read.

Meter Tampering Is Illegal

People who tamper with natural gas supply meters and piping  endanger their own lives and property, and that of others. This act may lead to discontinued service, criminal prosecution and/or both. Ultimately, this unlawful act affects everyone. Call 800-631-6041 to report the tampering of natural gas lines or meters. All information will be kept confidential.