How to Shut Off Gas at the Meter

Before you shut off gas at the meter, you should know exactly where to locate your gas meter and the shutoff valve. Your natural gas meter should be mounted outside your home where the gas service line comes up from the ground to your meter, on the side or the rear. The shutoff valve can be found on the service line riser pipe: facing the meter, there should be a pipe running from the ground up to the meter. The shutoff valve will be parallel to the pipe.