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# Gas Suppliers overcharging customers with Imperial Meters

edited 6 February at 1:40PM in Energy
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edited 6 February at 1:40PM in Energy
Why do gas suppliers charge 100ft3 per unit count on Imperial household meters when it is clearly stated on the meter itself that it records 71ft3 per rev (unit count)?
All the suppliers I have had over the last 15 years have automatically calculated my gas bill with the assumption that one unit count = 100ft3 of gas, whereas it is only 71ft3.  I have contacted both my present and past suppliers with this query and been ignored by both.

To my mind I am, and have been, wildly overcharged by 29ft3 per unit of gas I have paid for in the last 15 years.  Am I wrong?

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Why do gas suppliers charge 100ft3 per unit count on Imperial household meters when it is clearly stated on the meter itself that it records 71ft3 per rev (unit count)?
All the suppliers I have had over the last 15 years have automatically calculated my gas bill with the assumption that one unit count = 100ft3 of gas, whereas it is only 71ft3.  I have contacted both my present and past suppliers with this query and been ignored by both.

To my mind I am, and have been, wildly overcharged by 29ft3 per unit of gas I have paid for in the last 15 years.  Am I wrong?
The clock type dial uses 71ft3 per revolution, the number dials represent hundreds of feet (with a decimal).
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Why?!!  That is a mathematical disparity - how does .71 become 1.00 between the dial and the counter?

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If the counter only moves to the next relevant number at 1.x revolutions? (I should add that this is the most likely explanation I can think of - so may be entirely incorrect!)
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Thank you. Happily the 2.83 appears .....
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