Bills and Payments FAQs

How can I pay my invoice?

Payments can be made by post (cheque, with remittance advice), BACS or Direct Debit. Setting up a Direct Debit will ensure regular payment and reduce your administration. We also take debit & credit card payments but these are subject to a 3% charge.

Please ensure you quote your account number with your payment so we can assign it to your account properly. You will find your account number at the top right of your gas or power invoice. You can download a Direct Debit Mandate here. Please complete and then return this to enquiries@gazprom-energy.com for gas or powerenquiries@gazprom-energy.com for power.

By Direct Debit

If you do not have a direct debit set up with us and would like to take advantage of this simple and convenient method of payment then download a Direct Debit mandate form. If completing a mandate please send it to the address detailed below and we’ll do the rest.

By BACS
If you pay by BACS please quote:

  • Sort code 18-50-08
  • Account number 12955563 and
  • Company name: Gazprom Marketing and Trading Retail Ltd.

Please ensure you include your account number as a reference. Please send a remittance advice to:

By cheque
If you pay by cheque, please send your payment together with your remittance slip to:
Gazprom Energy, Bauhaus, 27 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3GY

Please make your cheque payable to "Gazprom Marketing and Trading Retail Limited".
Please include your Account Number on the reverse.

By Debit or Credit Card
We accept most major debit and credit cards, to take advantage of this method please call us on 0845 230 0011.

I want to change my payment to Direct Debit?

You can download a Direct Debit Mandate here.

Please complete and then return this to
enquiries@gazprom-energy.com for gas or
powerenquiries@gazprom-energy.com for power.

Please tell us on the Mandate which account or site number the Direct Debit belongs to (these details are on the top right of your gas or power invoice). Visit our customer services 'Direct Debit' area to find out more on Direct Debits.

What reference number should I use when making a payment?

Quoting a reference number ensures your payment is allocated promptly to your account. Please quote the invoice number printed on the top right of your bill. If you do not have a bill to hand, your account number or site reference number will also allow us to identify you (this can be found in your contract or welcome pack).

You will find your account number at the top right of your gas or power invoice.

What do I do if my bill has been under or over-estimated?

We often receive queries around estimated invoices where we estimate a customer bill based on the annual National Grid usage report. Customers can avoid estimated bills and manage energy payments by submitting a monthly meter reading. If you believe that your bill has been either under, or over-estimated please provide a current meter reading via one of the methods described below and we will arrange to send you a corrected bill

Online: Gas Portal / Electricity Portal
Telephone: 0845 230 0011
Fax: 0845 230 0022
Text: 07860 020155
Email: enquiries@gazprom-energy.com

My account is in credit, how do I get a refund?

You may be eligible for a refund, please get in contact with us with your request at retailaccounts@gazprom-energy.com. Please note, we may ask for additional security information before the refund can be made to protect you and your business.

 

What is the current balance on my account?

Specific questions about your account, including balance enquiries, should be directed to our Credit Control team on 0845 873 2281 or email retailaccounts@gazprom-energy.com

Do I need to pay my gas bill when my account is going to be reconciled in the next invoice?

Making regular payments against your account will keep your payment history up to date. If your account requires reconciliation in order to bring it up to date, any previous payments will be taken into account when producing the up-to-date invoice.

An adjustment to your overall balance will then take place when the reconciliation invoice is produced. If this results in a credit on your account then this can be claimed or be used against future invoices.

I can not afford to pay my invoice, what can I do?

Please do get in touch with us immediately on 0845 873 2281 or e-mail retailaccounts@gazprom-energy.com if you are having difficulties paying your invoices.

Our Credit Control Department will be happy to help you and have lots of experience in helping to develop payment plans for customers who need help.

 

 

I have an AMR / smart meter fitted, why is my gas / electricity being billed to estimations?

Now that you have an automated meter reading (AMR) device fitted to your meter, or smart meter we should receive actual readings from the meter at the end of each month. These are then used to calculate your monthly invoices. Very occasionally it is not possible to make contact with the meter and obtain a read (typically due to mobile network signal problems - see our AMR FAQs).

To avoid delays to your invoices, Gazprom Energy will produce an invoice based on an estimated read in this instance. We will then work with our metering partners to confirm that the issue preventing contact with the meter has been resolved so we can collect actual reads in future.

Why does our invoice show 5% VAT when normally we have to pay the full commercial rate on our purchases?

If the energy consumption shown on your invoice is less than 4,397 kWh gas / 1,000 kWh electricity per month (around 145 kWh gas / 20 kWh electricity per day), then the purchase falls under the 'De Minimis' principle set by HM Revenue & Customs, and is only liable for 5% VAT and no CCL.

This limit applies whether the bill is based on an actual meter reading or an estimate.

Do I pay CCL charges if I am VAT exempt?

If you only pay domestic rates for VAT (e.g. you are a charity) then no CCL will be charged. See our exemption guidance notes or contact HMRC for details on 0845 010 9000.

How do I claim my CCL exemption or VAT reduction?

Some customers are entitled to full/partial relief from the CCL or VAT charge. If you hold a valid exemption from these charges Gazprom Energy will apply this to your account.

Details of Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption or reduction can be found here. Have you submitted the correct form to Gazprom Energy? If this has not been applied to your account, please submit a copy of your valid certificate to enquiries@gazprom-energy.com and we will update your account to reflect your exemption. Your account will then be reconciled within the next invoice.

CCL exemption form PP11 to submit to Gazprom Energy

CCL PP10 form to submit to HMRCC

What are the current CCL Rates?

You should check the latest CCL rates at www.gov.uk

Gas: 0.193p/KWh

Electricity: 0.554p/KWh for 2015

Why are there no readings on my non-half-hourly (NHH) power bill?

Gazprom Energy will not have received all of the required metering information for your supply. As a result your invoice will be calculated based upon the annual consumption estimate you provided on connection to Gazprom Energy.

We will work with our metering partners to retrieve the missing data and once we have received this your invoice will be reconciled in line with metered consumption.

How can I produce my electricity half-hourly (HH) data and Invoicing online?

Half-hourly (HH) customers can register an account with the Gazprom Energy Power online portal. This will then allow access to HH consumption data and copies of historic invoices.

Why are there no readings on my bill when it is a half-hourly (HH) account?

Gazprom Energy does not receive reads for half-hourly (HH) meters. Instead Gazprom Energy receives daily period consumption data which provides confirmation of consumption for each half hour of the day. This is then used to calculate your invoice.

As a result no readings are displayed on your invoice. There is no need to submit reads for HH supplies.

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How is a gas meter reading converted to kWh?

This depends on whether the gas meter is metric (i.e. measures in cubic metres) or imperial (i.e. measures in cubic feet). For a metric meter, the calculation is as follows:
(End Read – Start Read) x Calorific Value x Correction Factor*) / 3.6 = kWh

*Correction Factor is an allowance for your unique location and meter type. Your correction factor is shown on your invoice.

For an Imperial meter, the calculation is as follows:
(End Read – Start Read) x Calorific Value x Correction Factor * 2.83) / 3.6 = kWh