The length of the main gas pipelines of Western Siberia and Russian Far East is more than 9,000 km. Gas transport is controlled by 600 metering stations along the lines. With a gas flow of 10,000 m3/ hour at a metering station, even one flow meter failure for a day would mean to a transportation company a potential loss of over 20,000 euros. Accurate custody transfer, reliable measurements, and increased availability of the measurement equipment are core objectives of gas transportation companies. Reliability of the flow control equipment and flexibility of the automation manufacturer in improving control techniques are key factors for choosing an automation partner. The session will provide more details on automation control solutions for more reliable natural gas metering stations.