NAPERVILLE, IL – January 12, 2024 – Nicor Gas is ready to meet the increased energy demands of its customers during Winter Storm Gerri. Artic air will follow a second round of snow this week, bringing bitterly cold temperatures with wind chills predicted to be as low as -30° F.
The company’s first responders are ready to be dispatched day or night during the forecasted extreme weather to ensure the continued delivery of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. The safety of every family we serve is our highest priority; we strongly advise customers to adhere to the following guidelines associated with natural gas meter and appliance venting safety:
Detecting Gas Leaks
If you smell the rotten egg odor that is often associated with natural gas or suspect carbon monoxide is present, immediately leave the affected area and call 911 or the 24-hour emergency response line 888.Nicor4U (642.6748) from a safe location.
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Nicor Gas customers have the most efficient, affordable and reliable way to heat their homes. Natural gas is three times more affordable than heating with electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. For more energy-saving tips including how to order a free weatherization kit to help conserve energy and save on energy bills, visit nicorgas.com/waystosave.
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 2.3 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit 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 4.3 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 southerncompanygas.com.