National Grid is the sole owner of the gas transmission infrastructure across the whole of the UK. Its pipeline network covers 171,000 miles/275,000km, enough distance to travel from London to Los Angeles and back 15 times. Their system also includes 25 compressors and 25 pressure regulators which monitor and alter gas pressure accordingly to ensure smooth and efficient transportation. National Grid do not produce any of their own gas; they receive it from the gas producers at each entry point of their transmission network. This network is indirectly paid for by the end-user/consumer; part of the gas price that is charged by the utility will be paid to the transmission and distribution networks, as after all, the utility needs to get its gas from somewhere.
As represented by the number one below, this image shows the extensiveness of National Grid's National Trasmission System (NTS):
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