Your gas meter provides data in cubic feet or meters. Readings are taken then converted to kilowatt hours (kWh) for billing purposes. If you have your meter readings to hand, then enter your data into the calculator below to estimate your next bill.
Note: For imperial meters, the measurements are in hundreds of cubic feet (100 ft3).
Note: The gas measurement is joules, so the above calculation automatically converts to kWh by dividing by 3.6.
A previous meter reading of 7,380 with a current reading of 7,842 equals a difference of 482 units.
482 unit used X 2.83 to convert to cubic meters X 1.02264 X 39.2 calorific value divided by 3.6 provides 15,189 kWh. At 2.84p/kWh provides an estimated bill of £431.38.
482 x 2.83 x 1.02264 x 39.2 ÷ 3.6 = 15,189 x 2.84 = £431.38.
482 unit used X 1.02264 X 39.2 calorific value divided by 3.6 provides 5367.27 kWh. At 2.84p/kWh provides an estimated bill of £152.43.
482 x 1.02264 x 39.2 ÷ 3.6 = 5367.27 x 2.84 = £152.43.
These values vary a little by each supplier, are governed by legislation and provided by the National Grid. The values provided are always rounded down to the next decimal place.
The current values are British Gas 39.3, EDF 39.1, EON 39.2, ScottishPower 39.0 and SSE 39.6.
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