US utility CenterPoint Energy has expanded its retail natural gas supply to residential customers and businesses of all sizes in Illinois.
This is a result of the utility establishing its subsidiary CenterPoint Energy Services to offer services to all consumer types in the state. The subsidiary will offer gas to consumers via local utilities operating in the region.
The utility had acquired 6,000 commercial and industrial customers over the past 30 years.
Joe Vortherms, senior vice president of CenterPoint Energy Services, said: "We have worked hard to meet our customers' wide range of needs, giving them competitive rates and superior customer service.
"We now offer a variety of plan options to customers in the Nicor Gas, People's Gas and North Shore Gas service territories. Our plans cater to a variety of customer needs, whether it's the predictability that comes with a fixed rate or the freedom that comes with choosing a flexible natural gas plan," added Vortherms.
This follows CenterPoint being named a leading natural provider in the US by Natural Gas Intelligence.