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Southern Company Gas' core business is delivering environmentally friendly natural gas to approximately 4.2 million customers through our four utilities. We make sure our customers have the clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas they need, when they need it.

Here is an overview of the company's four utilities:

Atlanta Gas Light | Chattanooga Gas | Nicor Gas | Virginia Natural Gas

Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas
Founded: 1954
Headquarters: Naperville, Illinois
President: Melvin D. Williams
Joined Southern Company Gas: 2011
Number of Customers: 2.2 million
Number of Communities Served: 646 communities in the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago
Web Address:

Nicor Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in northern Illinois, serving 2.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers with reliable supply at the best cost. The company purchases gas during the summer months when it is normally less expensive and stores it for use throughout the year. These gas purchasing strategies, coupled with company-owned underground storage facilities, ensure that Nicor Gas customers receive reliable, competitively priced service. With 150 billion cubic feet of annual storage working gas capacity, Nicor Gas can meet approximately 50 percent of peak-day needs.

More information about Southern Company Gas' Illinois utility can be found at

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