Formerly Northern Illinois Gas, Nicor Gas delivers natural gas to 2.2 million homes and business in northeastern Illinois. Founded in 1954, the utility serves the northern third of Illinois.
Nicor Gas Rates
If you don't sign up with an energy supplier of your choice, Nicor Gas will continue to provide you “default” energy service at a rate approved by your state’s public utility commission. If possible, you should avoid the “default” energy service, since you will likely pay a higher rate than you would with an independent energy supplier.
Nicor Gas "Price to Compare"
This rate is your “Price to Compare.” The Price to Compare can help you figure out how much you'll save by switching from the utility's plan to one offered by an independent energy supplier. If the supplier's rates beat the utility's "Price to Compare," you can save the difference per therm by switching to that supplier. Nicor Gas customers can easily shop for natural gas plans to see if there's one better than the default rate.
These rates include only the cost of producing the electricity, not the cost of delivering the electricity to you. The delivery costs will remain the same no matter who supplies your electricity.