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Explore the Nicor Gas Service Area

Nicor Gas can trace its origins all the way back to 1855, giving it a long history of serving customers in Illinois. Through more than 34,000 miles of gas pipes and mains, Nicor Gas in Illinois delivers power to more than 2.2 million customers. That means the utility transports natural gas to 96 percent of the homes in its service territory. The utility is the largest in northern Illinois. In fact, the Nicor Gas service area covers 656 communities. The company is also a large employer in the state. It takes more than 2,000 people to keep the Nicor Gas infrastructure up and running.

Your power to choose with Nicor Gas in Illinois

In the late 1990s, legislators in Illinois passed a law that deregulated the energy market and gave consumers the power to shop for the best natural gas rates. Instead of requiring consumers to pay Nicor gas rates, people in the area can now to compare rates and search for a lower offer. If you live in the Nicor Gas service area, you are eligible to choose among dozens of alternative energy suppliers. Shopping around could be a huge benefit if Nicor Gas rates aren't the lowest on the market. Should you find a better deal, you're free to switch away from Nicor Gas rates without penalty. As per the deregulation law, the utility is required to deliver energy to your home, regardless of which supplier you choose. Even if you decide Nicor Gas rates aren't the best deal for you, the utility will still provide the same great service.

How to report a gas leak in the Nicor Gas service area

In a deregulated energy market, such as Illinois, where do you report a power outage? Is it to Nicor Gas or one of the many retail energy suppliers available in your area? It doesn't matter if you pay Nicor Gas rates or choose a plan with a retail provider, you'll continue to report outages to your utility. All of the gas pipes in your area are owned and operated by Nicor Gas. Illinois residents in this service territory must notify the utility immediately of any natural gas safety concern. Once you've called Nicor Gas, the utility can dispatch crews to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

More information about Nicor Gas in Illinois

  • Area served by Nicor Gas: Illinois
  • Report a gas emergency: 1-888-642-6748

Updated: 7-17-15