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For Release: 03/14/2012

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Work with Excavators to Focus on Natural Gas Pipeline Safety

Chicago, IL – The arrival of more hours of sunshine and rising temperatures are sure signs that spring is just around the corner. For Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas it's also a time to remind workers to think and "act before you dig" when presenting at the Annual Excavator Breakfast hosted by the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council today, at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

The Annual Excavator Breakfast brings together contractors, utilities and government agencies to coordinate the design, permitting, locating and construction of underground projects in Chicago. Attendees of the annual meeting work together to provide information aimed at reducing damages through public awareness and safe digging practices.

Businesses and contractors attending the conference can meet with Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas representatives at their table in UIC's Student Center East, to learn about essential natural gas pipeline safety precautions and procedures.

"Pipeline safety is a priority at Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas said John Just, General Manager, Gas Operations. There are many important infrastructure projects planned for Chicago in 2012 and the breakfast is a great opportunity to work with excavators to plan, coordinate and reinforce the importance of natural gas pipeline safety before beginning excavations."

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas would also like to remind contractors and customers that anyone planning work which involves excavation in Chicago must call the DIGGER hotline at (312) 744-7000 or 811 at least 48 hours before planning to dig. Outside the City of Chicago, call JULIE at 811 or (800) 892-0123.

For more information about how to stay safe around natural gas, visit peoplesgasdelivery.com and northshoregasdelivery.com.

About Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG ), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 819,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Chicago.

In 2011, Peoples Gas embarked on their Accelerated Main Replacement Project (AMRP) and plans to spend over $2.5bn to replace nearly 2000 miles of natural gas pipelines over the next 20 years.

For more information about Peoples Gas, visit the company's website: www.peoplesgasdelivery.com.

About North Shore Gas

North Shore Gas, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers located in 54 communities within the northern suburbs of Chicago. For more information about North Shore Gas visit the company's website: www.northshoregasdelivery.com.

For More Information, Contact:

  • Bonnie Johnson
    Manager-Public Relations
    Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas
    (312) 240-3661