Your natural gas bill is measured in volumetric units of 100 cubic feet that will be billed monthly based off your household's natural gas usage. Each dial should be read carefully in order to generate the most accurate bill. If you are unable to send us your read, or you forgot, we will estimate your usage.
If you have a dial meter, it has four main dials in a row numbered in opposite directions. If you have six dials, you should disregard the two smaller, separate dials. To read your dial meter, record the numbers left to right as indicated by the dial pointers on the four dials. If the dial pointer is between two numbers, read the lowest of the two numbers, except when the dial pointer is between 0 and 9, in which case you would record the number 9 (since 0 in this case refers to the number 10). In the photo to the right, the reading should be 7983.
To read your mechanical or digital meter, read the numbers on the display below from left to right. This reading should be 4674.
For information on how to submit a meter reading, refer to our Submit a Meter Reading page.
If you have an indoor meter, we will require access to the meter once a year to get an actual read. In lieu of a once-per-year read and to ensure accurate reads are reflected on your bill, you may choose to provide a key for CNGC to use monthly. You may also arrange a time for us to read your meter by calling 607-936-3755.
If you are not reading your own meter, Corning Natural Gas will read your meter every other month. You should receive your bill within 7-10 days of a reading. You will receive an estimated bill for the months an actual read is not done.