Southern Gas Networks Plc v Thames Water Utilities Ltd: CA 25 Jan 2018

‘Where supply of gas is interrupted, a customer is generally entitled to statutory compensation payments from his gas distributor. This appeal concerns the question of who should ultimately bear the cost of those payments where the interruption to the gas supply was caused by another services undertaker, in this case a water company which had negligently allowed water to escape from its pipes and enter nearby gas pipes. Is it the gas undertaker, or the water undertaker?’


[2018] EWCA Civ 33




England and Wales

Utilities, Consumer

Updated: 04 April 2022; Ref: scu.604153