How to Read your Meter

Your gas meter records the total amount of natural gas used. You can check your consumption by learning to read your meter. To read your natural gas meter, look at the four main dials on your meter. (The smaller dials are used by New Mexico Gas Company for testing purposes only.) Read the dials from left to right, recording the lowest number the hand on each dial has passed. 

For example, the dials on the sample below indicate a reading of 5, 2, 3 and 9. To determine the amount of natural gas consumed since the last meter reading, subtract the previous reading from the current reading. 

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Image of a natural gas meter.