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Transportation Customers

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Business customers can purchase all supplies from Nicor Gas as a "sales service" customer, choose an alternative supplier under Customer Select, or elect to become a transportation customer under Rider 25 or one of the unbundled transportation rates: Rate 74, 75, 76 or 77. Customers who can secure supplies at costs lower than our commodity gas cost can see considerable savings.

Rider 25
Rider 25 is a fully-bundled service under which customers can transport their own supplies. A fixed storage capacity is assigned to each customer equivalent to 28 times (31 times beginning June 1, 2009) their Maximum Daily Contract Quantity (MDCQ). Each customer is fully backed up, and any supplies required in excess of customer-owned gas will be provided by Nicor Gas at the commodity gas cost.

Groups
Customers that have more than one account in our service territory may form groups. Grouping allows consolidation of administrative activities such as nominating gas.

As a transportation customer, it is important to understand the rates and service options available, so that you can make energy decisions that are the best fit for your needs. Any questions you may have can be directed to customercare@nicorgas.com."

Transportation Service Options

As a transportation customer, it is important to understand the rates and service options available, so that you can make energy decisions that are the best fit for your needs. Any questions you may have can be directed to customercare@nicorgas.com.

Transportation Rates

All charges are monthly unless otherwise noted.

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Important Dates

Dates

Event

November 1 - April 30

A Critical Day can be declared.

November 1 - March 31    

Daily nominations of customer-owned gas can equal up to two times the

Maximum daily Contract Quantity (MDCQ).

November 1 - November 14

Storage Withdrawal Factor (SFW) equals 1.

Prior to November 15

Customers will be notified of their calculated Storage Withdrawal Factor (SWF) to be effective November 15.

November 15

New Storage Withdrawal Factor (SWF) effective.

Prior to March 1

Customers will be notified of their current Storage Banking service (SBS) capacity and Firm Backup Service (FBS) quantity.

Prior to April 1

Customers will be notified of Maximum Daily Nomination (MDN) levels and MDCQ.

Prior to April 1

Customers may request a change to their SBS and FBS.

April 1 - October 31

Daily nominations of customer-owned gas are limited to MDN.

April 30

Last day a Critical Day can be declared.

Prior to May 1

Customers will be notified of additional SBS capacity awarded.

Prior to June 1

Customers awarded additional SBS capacity can request a change to their FBS quantity.

Prior to June 1

Customers may request a reduced level of FBS.

June 1

New MDCQ effective

Natural Gas Vehicles

Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Both are cleaner, safer and less expensive than traditional fuels. 

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