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Peoples Gas North Shore Gas

For Release: 07/02/2010

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Prices Increase in July; The Utilities Encourage Customers to Manage Bills and Reduce Energy Usage

Chicago, IL – Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas announced today that their customers will see an increase in natural gas prices for the month of July as a result of projected increases in market prices for natural gas supplies.

The cost of 57.54 cents per therm for Peoples Gas during the month of July represents a 6% percent increase when compared to natural gas prices a year ago. North Shore Gas customers will experience a similar increase. July's cost of 57.58 cents per therm also represents a 6% percent increase when compared to North Shore Gas prices per therm a year ago. This per-unit charge can change each month and is filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).

Natural Gas is measured in therms. A therm is a unit of measure of gas like a mile measures distance. On your gas bill, the gas charge is shown in cents per therm. The gas charge reflects what Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas pay for natural gas on the open market. The utilities sell gas to customers at that same price without a mark up, and do not profit from the sale of gas.

  July 2010 July 2009 Amount % of Increase
Peoples Gas 57.54 54.23 3.31 6%
North Shore Gas 57.58 54.14 3.44 6%

The utilities urge customers who are struggling financially to enroll in the Budget Payment Plan. The budget payment plan helps keep bill payments more consistent throughout the year. This plan offers stability that avoids the gas bill peaks of winter and can be coupled with energy conservation as two good tools to help manage energy bills.

Customers can sign up for Budget Billing at www.peoplesgasdelivery.com or www.northshoregasdelivery.com or eligible customers can simply pay the budget payment amount on their bill to automatically enroll. Customers can also find energy and environment saving tips online.

For more information on these programs, as well as tips on energy efficiency and conservation, customers can visit www.peoplesgasdelivery.com and www.northshoregasdelivery.com.

About Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves 840,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the City of Chicago. The company is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG). For more information on Peoples Gas, visit the company's web site: www.peoplesgasdelivery.com.

About North Shore Gas

North Shore Gas is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 54 communities in Northeastern Illinois. The company is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG). For more information on North Shore Gas, visit the company's web site: www.northshoregasdelivery.com.

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  • Bonnie Johnson (Media)
    Manager, Public Relations
    (312) 240-4567
    (312) 907-7333 (Cell)