Independent Gas Transporters

Independent Gas Transporters (IGTs) develop, operate and maintain local gas transportation networks/

IGT networks are directly connected to the Gas Distribution Network (GDN) via a Connected System Entry Point or indirectly to the GDN via another IGT. Although domestic, industrial and commercial premises are connected to IGT networks, new housing and commercial developments form the largest share of the IGT market.  It is estimated that the number of consumers connected to IGT networks is around one million.

There are nine IGTs that are currently operating networks:

We regulate the amounts that IGTs can charge their customers for using their networks via a ‘Relative Price Control’ (RPC). This requires IGT charges to be capped for all new customers at a level broadly consistent with the GDN equivalent charge. For those sites that pre-date RPC (legacy sites), IGTs will continue to charge under the legacy arrangements until they migrate into RPC.

More information on Independent Gas transporters can be found on the website of the Association of Independent Gas Transporters.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 15th Nov 2004
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
See further guidance on reasonable profit tests under SLC 4.

  • Published: 8th Nov 2004
  • Consultations and responses
  • 4 Associated documents
This document sets out initial proposals to introduce financial ring-fencing provisions into the licences of new and existing independent gas transporters (IGTs).

  • Published: 18th Aug 2004
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
See the modification of the licences of British Gas Pipeline limited.

  • Published: 18th Aug 2004
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Global Utility Connections Limited.

  • Published: 13th Jul 2004
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
See the notice under section 23(3) of the Gas Act 1986 - British Gas Pipelines Limited - 13 July 2004.

  • Published: 13th Jul 2004
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
See the notice under section 23(3) of the Gas Act 1986 - Global Utility Connections Limited.

  • Published: 13th Jan 2004
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Guidance for implementation of the RPC price-cap.

  • Published: 30th Sep 2003
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter includes a summary of the final proposals and implementation procedure; and an explanation of how the licence modifications are designed to put in place each element of the final proposals.

  • Published: 28th Jul 2003
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This Annex forms part of the Final Proposals for the Regulation of Independent Gas Transporter charges published earlier this month. It sets out proposals for the future regulation of gas transportation charges to domestic infill developments.

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