NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Jan. 29, 2019 – Nicor Gas is committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, affordable natural gas for our customers, our neighbors and our communities. We prepare for this weather and are ready for when temperatures drop and natural gas use goes up, or what we call peak demand days.
Ensuring the safety of every family we serve is our highest priority. During this extreme cold weather, we will be working around-the-clock to monitor our pipelines to ensure the safe performance and reliability of our infrastructure. We strongly advise customers to adhere to the following guidelines associated with natural gas meter and appliance venting safety:
Heavy snow and ice may weigh down power lines and tree limbs, causing them to fall. If a natural gas meter is damaged or underground gas line is exposed, immediately leave the area and call 911 or Nicor Gas’ 24-hour emergency response line 888.Nicor4U (642.6748) from a safe location.
Exercise caution removing snow or ice from your natural gas meter assembly. Use your hands or a broom, not a shovel, to brush away snow or ice from your meter and regulator. Never kick or hit your gas meter or its piping with a hammer or any hard object to break away built-up snow or ice.
About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with 774,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com.
o: 630.388.3737 | c: 331.222.8716 | firstname.lastname@example.org