KIO Gas is the crisis intervention organisation for gas supply in extraordinary situations. It is subordinate to the National Economic Supply NES and becomes active on its instructions when a gas shortage situation occurs.
The Federal Council had entrusted the Swiss Gas Industry Association (VSG) with the creation of the KIO by ordinance. The NES-Energy-Division monitors the work of the VSG and the KIO and issues directives. In the event of a serious shortage, the NES-Energy-Division and the ASG work together with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), the army and other relevant federal and cantonal agencies.