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NICOR Gas – natural gas


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Natural gas in Ottawa is distributed by Nicor Gas. The gas itself can be purchased directly from Nicor or competitively on the open market from suppliers throughout the United States. In addition, there are major natural gas pipelines located near the City limits to which Nicor can connect for large projects.


Nicor Gas, the largest provider of natural gas in Illinois, provides American, abundant and affordable natural gas to customers in 656 territories that encompass most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO).


Nicor Gas’ number one priority is ensuring that natural gas flows safely and reliably to its 2.1 million residential and commercial customers. Nicor Gas designs, installs, operates and maintains more than 34,000 miles of pipeline infrastructure across northern Illinois. The company recently began a multi-year project, called Investing in Illinois to upgrade its distribution infrastructure to ensure customers have access to the energy they need, when they need it, for many years to come.


Natural gas provides comfort and convenience from an efficient and environmentally responsible resource that is domestically abundant. Nicor Gas purchases gas during the summer months when it is normally less expensive and stores it for use throughout the year. This helps keep winter costs down and year-round supply up. Nicor Gas is proud to offer its energy efficiency program, energySMART, to help customers save energy and money by taking control of energy use.


Nicor Gas is committed to making a difference in the communities it serves. Nicor Gas believes that part of their corporate responsibility is to give back to its communities, and the company’s philanthropic focus is designed to make a meaningful impact in the communities it serves. For more information about Nicor Gas, please visit


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Contact Info
Boyd Palmer
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
633 LaSalle Street, Suite 401
Ottawa, IL 61350

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