Gas APIs

Find out about our gas application programming interface (API) services, who can use them, and how to apply.

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    What are gas APIs?

    Our gas application programming interfaces (gas APIs) are tools designed to improve the supplier switching process.

    APIs enable companies to open up their applications’ data and functionality to other businesses. Our APIs are tailored for the gas market, so customers such as gas Suppliers can gain access to consumer use data.

    This helps them provide a better experience for people who are looking to switch their gas supply. 

    Find out more about APIs

    What are APIs, how do they work and what do they do? Our short video includes some common business scenarios where APIs are useful.


    Who can use gas API services?

    Gas API Services are available to gas industry businesses only. These include:

    • price comparison websites (PCWs)
    • third-party intermediaries (TPIs)
    • gas Shippers and Suppliers
    • Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) 

     

    What gas API services are available?

    We offer four API services to our customers. Find out about them below, together with who can use each one.

     

    Supply Point Switching API

    This service is available to authorised GB gas industry customers who are working to improve the supplier switching process. It provides access to domestic and non-domestic data, including:

    • meter point data
    • supplier and network ID data
    • Annual Quantity (AQ) data

    You can find a full list of the data items available in our Supply Point Switching API Technical Specification.

    View technical specification

    Who is eligible to use the service?

    Eligible customers are:

    • price comparison websites
    • third party intermediaries
    • Suppliers

     

    Supply Point Enquiry API 

    This service is available to customers working to improve change of supply and data assurance processes. It provides access to domestic and non-domestic data, including:  

    • meter point information 
    • supply information 
    • technical data for the supply point 

    You can find a full list of the data items available in our Supply Point Enquiry API Technical Specification. 

    View technical specification

    Who is eligible to use the service? 

    Eligible customers are: 

    • Suppliers 
    • Shippers

     

    Supply Point Quantities API

    This service is for industry customers who need quantifiable information from meter points. It provides access to domestic and non-domestic data, including: 

    • meter point information 
    • network information 
    • proposed formula year quantity values 

    You can find a full list of the data items available in our Supply Point Quantities API Technical Specification.

    View technical specification

    Who is eligible to use the service? 

    Only gas Shippers are eligible to use this service.  

     

    Meter Asset Enquiry API 

    This service is available to customers who require meter asset data to help improve their data assurance processes. It provides access to domestic and non-domestic data. 

    You can find a full list of the data items available in our Meter Asset Enquiry API Technical Specification. 

    View technical specification

    Who is eligible to use the service? 

    Only Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) are eligible to use this service.

     

    How to apply for a gas API service

    You’ll need an active gas API service account with us to use the service. Download and complete an API services application form, then return it to our API Enquiries team to get started.

    Download API services application form

    Email the Gas API team

     

    How much do the services cost?

    Each API service has its own contract and associated pricing.

    Pricing is determined by an annual allowance of API calls (hits), which is categorised by "bands". The pricing of these bands will be detailed in your contract.

    The table below shows the maximum allowance of API calls allowed each year for each band.

    Band Allowance
    A 60,000
    B 600,000
    C 3,600,000
    D 7,200,000
    E 12,000,000
    F 18,000,000

     

    Accessing and using the services

    Once we’ve checked your API services application, we’ll send you a contract and all the information you’ll need to use our services.

    After the contract has been countersigned, we’ll provide you with access details.

    Contact us

    Any questions? Please email our API Enquiries team.

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    Try before you buy

    You can try out our API services before making a purchase. Find out how in our guide.

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    Technical issues?

    If you have any technical issues with your API subscription, please raise a support request.

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