Engineers are to fit a colossal gas pre-pay meter to pipelines coming in from Russia.
The coin operated machine will take 5p coins and a key will have to be turned to obtain gas similar to the innovative gas meters of the 1950's.
Anyone caught breaking into the machine to get money to buy beer etc.will be taken to court and possibly prosecuted for theft or get an ASBO.
"History is repeating itself and its only human nature to think of gas meters as beer piggy banks", an old lag told our foreign affairs correspondent this morning. Steven Hawking added, "More 5p coins will have to be minted as the laws of physics only allow these coins to be used to turn on gas."
A newer meter which takes a gigantic credit card is under construction, but will not be completed until early next year.