Affordable Gas & Electric Company, LLC, (AGE) announced today, that it has secured relationships with multiple natural gas suppliers to provide competitive natural gas supply to business owners throughout Central and Southern Illinois communities.

“There is a small window of opportunity for us to help local business owners and industrial users of natural gas manage their natural gas supply costs.  It isn’t as simple as deregulated electricity choice, but we have secured relationships that project annual savings of 10%-20% off natural gas supply rates for our commercial customers” said Jeff Haarmann, Managing Partner of AGE.

“In speaking with our customers, bringing competitively priced natural gas and helping manage when and how to purchase their natural gas has been a recurring theme.  Natural gas prices are near all time lows.   We are working with our retail natural gas suppliers to bring the best prices to our customers, coupled with a partner that will guide them through and secure competitive pricing on their behalf” added Gary Niebrugge, Partner at AGE.

In parts of Central and Southern Illinois, commercial and industrial natural gas users are allowed (in most cases) to choose a competitive natural gas supplier one time per year, with a start date of May 1 each year.  However, customers need to begin the process now in order to properly secure an alternate supplier.  AGE customers are able to lock in fixed rates or choose a variable rate product depending on the risk tolerance of the business or industry.  “The window is open now, but will be closing soon, for customers wishing to pursue competitive natural gas pricing” added Niebrugge.

Affordable Gas & Electric Company, LLC, is based in Southern Illinois.  Both Jeff Haarmann and Gary Niebrugge, partners of AGE, are natives of Effingham.  Niebrugge resides in the Effingham area, while Haarmann lives in the Mt. Vernon area.  Jeff Haarmann has been working in the competitive natural gas and electricity industry for the past 5 years.  In 2011, Haarmann’s company assisted nearly 40,000 Ohio residents and 1200 commercial customers with switching to competitive gas and electricity suppliers.  He has done similar work in NY, NJ, IL and IN.  Affordable Gas & Electric Company, LLC, is a member of the Effingham and Jefferson County Chambers of Commerce.

For more information or assistance in managing natural gas supply for commercial and industrial businesses, please contact an AGE Representative in your area, or click HERE.