The Gas Network, understanding the regions

Gas Networks – The LDZ Map

Who is your gas distributor, and how does this affect the cost?

Gas, whether from the North Sea, pipelines from Europe or delivered as LNG (liquified natural gas), travels through the high pressure transmission system, owned by National Grid, and then through the medium and low pressure distribution networks to reach the consumer. The gas distribution networks (GDNs) are the penultimate stage in the delivery process. There are eight distribution networks throughout the British Isles which are owned by National Grid, Northern Gas Networks, SGN (formerly Scotia Gas Networks) and Wales & West Utilities. These are shown on the map below, together with the ENA member independent gas transporters (IGTs) which operate nationally.

If you want to upgrade, downgrade or get a new gas supply, then this is dealt with by your local distribution network. If you need help with a new site/supply please get in touch, we can help you find the information you need and save time and money.

Knowing your LDZ (Local Distribution Zone) or Distributor area will also help you find the right price, different areas have different standing charges, transmission and metering costs.

What’s your LDZ Area? To search our database please enter your postcode.

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Network Map

 

Scotland Gas Network

 

Network Company Name

SGN

Network Short Code

SCT – Scotland

LDZ(s)

SC – Scotland

 

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North of England

 

Network Company Name

Northern Gas Networks Ltd

Network Short Code

NOE – North of England

LDZ(s)

NO – Northern
NE – North East

 

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East of England and London

 

Network Company Name

National Grid Gas

Network Short Code

NWT – North West LDN – London
WMD – West of Midlands
EOE – East of England

LDZ(s)

NWT – North West
WMD – West Midlands
EM – East Midlands
EA – East Anglia
NT – North Thames

 

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South of England Network Map

 

Network Company Name

SGN

Network Short Code

SOE – South of England

LDZ(s)

SO – Southern
SE – South East

 

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Wales and the South West Network Map

 

Network Company Name

Wales & West Utilities

Network Short Code

WTW – Wales & The West

LDZ(s)

WN- Wales North
WS – Wales South
SW – South West