Man receives $24k gas bill
A CUSTOMER has been forced to fight a gas bill of more than $24,000 caused by a malfunctioning meter.
The man's retailer initially wanted him to cough up the huge amount, insisting it was correct.
But an investigation ordered by Victoria's energy ombudsman revealed a fault recorded use 11 times more than actual consumption over several months.
The bill was adjusted down from more than $24,133 to $2832, and his gas distributor paid $400 for the "inconvenience".
The massive bungle is revealed in an Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria report.