By Constellation, January 2015 - How do you manage your personal bank account? Most likely, you make small deposits into your account over time so that a collection of funds is available when you need them later – maybe to save up for a big purchase or to be prepared for a rainy day.
This is the same principal used in Natural Gas Storage Management – a unique program available within the Nicor Gas territory* that is not available with most utilities across the country.
In the summer months, when NYMEX prices are typically lower, customers can buy more natural gas than they use. This lower-cost gas is stored up over time, which then can be withdrawn in the winter months when prices are typically higher; like saving for a rainy day - or more likely during an Illinois winter - a snowy day.