Gas Fact Sheets

Current Gas Rates (May 2022)

Warning: Gas prices are at extremely high levels. For more information, please visit CUB’s Help Center.

Ameren Illinois –  70.844¢ per therm (up about 8% from May 2021)
Consumers Gas – 97.484¢ per therm (up about 147.6% from last May)
Illinois Gas – 98.49¢ per therm (up about 213.2% from last May)
Liberty Utilities – $1.4279 per therm (up about 97.8% from last May)
MidAmerican Energy – 93.99¢ per therm (up about 39.9% from last May)
Mt. Carmel – 50.16¢ per therm (up about 129.8% from last May)
Nicor Gas – $1.11 per therm (up about 109% from from May 2021)
Peoples Gas – 99.24¢ per therm (up about 86% from May 2021)
North Shore Gas – $1.0233 per therm (up about 132.2% from last May)

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Need Help Paying Your Bills?

  • The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, LIHEAP is designed to help eligible low-income households pay for winter energy service. Read CUB’s fact sheet.
  • Peoples Gas Share the Warmth. Administered by the Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA), Share the Warmth provides heating grants to limited and fixed-income households. Eligible customers who make a payment toward their bills receive matching grants of up to $200.
  • North Shore Gas Share the Warmth. Administered by the Community Action Partnership of Lake County, Share the Warmth provides heating grants of up to $200 to limited and fixed-income households. Eligible customers usually have to make a payment to receive a matching grant.
  • Nicor Gas Sharing Program. Qualified residential customers can receive a one-time annual Sharing Grant of $350 or $400, with no requirement to pay back. The program is administered through the Salvation Army.
  • Warm Neighbors Cool Friends. This Ameren program provides year-round energy bill payment assistance and home weatherization to make harsh winters and hot summers bearable. Eligible households can receive up to $350 to help pay for energy costs ($350 during the heating season and $200 during the cooling season.)
  • Ameren Payment Assistance. Ameren Illinois offers several forms of financial assistance, including short-term, one-time payment extensions and fixed monthly payment agreements to settle past balances.

Get information on more financial resources here.

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