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Nicor customers beware: Top 3 highest gas prices

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.

Regulated Utility 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.