Nicor Gas is committed to the environment
Delivering clean-burning natural gas
As one of the nation's largest natural gas distribution companies, we believe it is important to be a good steward of the natural resources we all share. Nicor Gas' commitment to the environment begins with the clean-burning natural gas we deliver to our more than 2.2 million northern Illinois customers.
It's the one fuel called "Natural"
In 2010 Americans used 24.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas to warm their homes, cook hot meals and enjoy a nice warm shower. But there's more to that little blue flame than meets the eye. In fact, it turns out the little blue flame is actually "green." Natural gas is the cleanest burning of all the fossil fuels. When burned, it produces virtually no sulfur dioxide emissions and particulate matter and far lower levels of greenhouse gasses and nitrogen oxides than competing sources of energy such as oil and coal. Count on natural gas – it's clean-burning, reliable and green.
Actively working to protect and preserve the environment
We are actively working to leave a "green" footprint for future generations by preserving our natural environment. To learn more about how Nicor supports a "greener" environment please view the following links below.
Nicor Gas has a number of programs under way that support our environmental commitment: