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How does People's Gas source its gas?

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Peoples Gas receives energy from natural gas plants affiliated with its parent company WEC Energy Group, as of 2015. As a subsidiary of WEC Group, Peoples Gas is part of a larger network of gas suppliers serving Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

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WEC Group distributes natural gas to Peoples Gas customers via a distribution system that involves 44,000 miles of gas pipeline. Peoples Gas primarily delivers gas energy to customers in the city of Chicago. Operating as a separate utility from its parent company, Peoples Gas maintains its commitment to environmental principles such as protecting the environment and using energy wisely. The utility company continues to be a leader in reducing its environmental footprint, and its facilities more than meet government environmental standards. It does this by minimizing waste, conserving resources whenever possible and recycling.

Peoples Gas is committed to helping its customers become energy efficient in gas usage, which also helps customers save money. The company takes steps to educate its employees, customers and public about the safe usage of natural gas. To this end, Peoples Gas offers free inside safety inspections to local residents. Customers with meters inside the home maintained by Peoples Gas are sent notification that a safety inspection is due, and customers must call the company to schedule an appointment.

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