From the cold of January to the heat of July, natural gas is a reliable fuel source for both homes and businesses in Illinois. Used to heat homes, power manufacturing facilities and support the state’s agricultural industry, affordable natural gas provides billions of dollars in total savings to Illinois consumers each year.
Natural gas is the #1 fuel source used by manufacturers in Illinois. Since 2019, natural gas use by Illinois businesses has grown by 8 percent. Natural gas saved Illinois businesses and manufacturers about $13.8 billion from 2007 - 2017. In 2020, the Illinois oil and gas industry provided $22 billion in regional economic activity.
Increased natural gas use helped reduce CO2 emissions from electricity generation over 28% in Illinois since 2012.
Reliable as well as affordable, natural gas distribution has an 99.999957% reliability rate.