This month, Nicor Gas customers–and their checkbooks—were happy to see the regulated utility’s price plunge 27 percent compared to its rate last October.
But beware that some alternative gas suppliers are still offering plans that are almost double Nicor’s current rate.
Protect yourself from bad deals by taking a quick look at the top three highest gas rates and how they compare to Nicor’s price.
|Nicor Gas||33 cents per therm|
|Alternative Gas Supplier||Offer|
|1. Spark Energy||59.9 cents per therm fixed rate; 12, 24 months|
|2. Just Energy||57.9 cents per therm fixed rate; 24 months|
|3. Just Energy||54.9 cents per therm fixed rate; 48 months|
** Gas rates as of October 21, 2015
Want to see all available plans? Check out our fact sheet on ‘Making the Right Choice’ in the Nicor Gas region.
Before switching suppliers, consumer advocates urge shoppers to dive into their contracts and read the fine print! Find out if the offer is a fixed price, or a variable rate – which changes month-to-month, and check to see if there are any hidden monthly and/or exit fees.
Contracts aren’t the easiest to read, so if you’re having trouble getting through yours, give our Consumer Hotline a call, at 1-800-669-5556. We’re always around ready to lend a hand.