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Nicor Gas: A Long History of Natural Gas in Illinois

Nicor Gas is northern Illinois's largest natural gas distributor, with more than 2.2 million active customers across nearly 700 communities in the Prairie State. Operating as a utility for residents and commercial businesses of all sizes, Nicor Gas distributes for a number of independent Illinois gas providers.

Originally founded as Northern Illinois Gas in 1954 in Ottawa, Illinois, after merging with a number of smaller distributors and steadily expanding its service area, the company began operations as Nicor Gas in 1997. That year marked the statewide deregulation of energy in Illinois, giving business owners and eventually residents alike the right to decide who supplied the electricity and natural gas that fueled their daily life.

In a deregulated market, customers have the option to keep the regulated rate offered by their local utility or they can opt to find a supply plan from an alternative supplier operating in their area. As a utility, Nicor Gas charges customers in its service area a government-regulated rate for the energy they consume. If you live in a region where Nicor Gas distributes natural gas and you would prefer to sign up for a rate with an independent supplier, you should do some research to see what all is available.

On, you can discover what's available in your area and weigh your options prior to signing up for any plan. Browse the other pages on the left to get information on some of the other companies that might also operate in your location, or find your city or town name below to learn more about Nicor Gas in Illinois.

Arlington HeightsAuroraBloomingtonBlue Island
BolingbrookBridgeviewBull ValleyBurr Ridge
Calumet ParkCarol StreamChicagoCicero
Country Club HillsElginEvanstonGeneseo
Hazel CrestIsland LakeKankakeeLiberty
Oak LawnPalatineRockfordRound Lake Beach
Saint CharlesSchaumburgSkokie

Nicor Gas is making changes for the future

With the goal in mind of making delivery of natural gas safer and more reliable, starting in 2015 the company is implementing a distribution system upgrade program called Investing in Illinois to improve the pipeline infrastructure that connects the generation plant to the customer.

According to the company's website, Nicor Gas in Illinois will be replacing aging pipes and refurbishing transmission stations throughout its expansive system in hopes of making the delivery process more modernized and more responsive in the event of leaks and other emergencies.

Building a better community

As one of northern Illinois's largest energy companies and providers of jobs, Nicor Gas places an emphasis on supporting the communities it serves through volunteer efforts, charitable donations and sponsorships. The company also partners with places like the Brookfield Zoo for special events, and works with organizations such as Connections for the Homeless and March of Dimes to encourage a stronger Illinois.

If you're interested in what this company has to offer for energy supply for your home or business, take a look around to see if there are other Illinois gas providers that compare and find a supply rate you'll be happy with, then call in today to secure a rate!

Source: Updated: 7-14-15.

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