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Nicor Gas named a Top Utility Environmental Champion by Escalent

NAPERVILLE, IL. – May 4, 2022 – Nicor Gas has been named an Environmental Champion according to the Cogent Syndicated 2022 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Residential management advisory study from Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics advisory firm. The results designate the top 31 utilities among 140 surveyed for winning high marks from their customers for their environmental stewardship. More than 73,000 residential electric, natural gas and combination utility customers were surveyed as part of the study. 

To be named an Environmental Champion, a utility needs to show customers its commitment to supporting the environment by promoting clean energy, enabling consumption management, facilitating environmental causes, encouraging environmentally friendly fleets and buildings, and consistently seeking ways to protect the environment. 

“We are proud to be recognized by our customers as a leader in environmental sustainability and stewards of our resources,” said Wendell Dallas, president and CEO of Nicor Gas. “Our team is committed to delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas service to 2.2 million homes everyday while taking action to reduce greenhouse and methane gas emissions as we transition toward a clean energy economy.” 

Nicor Gas has made significant investments to modernize its natural gas pipeline infrastructure that has resulted in lower emissions and has helped its customers save energy and lower their carbon footprint through its energy efficiency programs and resources. 

Recently, the company announced its investment in responsibly sourced next generation natural gas from ENGIE Energy Marketing N.A. to meet the estimated annual demand requirements of 48,000 customers in a cost-efficient manner. This natural gas supply has been certified by Project Canary’s TrustWell™ responsibly sourced gas (RSG) certification standard – a leading data, ratings and certification company for responsibility in the oil and gas industry. 


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

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 4.3 million natural gas customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit 

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Allison Gregoire