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Jan 1999

About Y2K


A year from now, the world will be watching as we enter the new millennium. By now you've probably heard about the year 2000 problem, known as Y2K, which may occur if date-sensitive devices can't read the year 2000 and assume it to be 1900.

At Nicor Gas, we're confident that we'll have our systems corrected and tested in plenty of time for the year 2000. We began working on this issue in 1996 and are continuing our testing process to correct any affected systems.

We want you to know that our number one priority is maintaining safe and dependable service. We're especially focusing on issues that may have an impact on our gas supply. We're very aware that the year 2000 issue occurs in the middle of winter, and that you depend on our gas delivery to heat your home and keep your business operating. That's why we're taking the necessary actions to ensure you'll have uninterrupted service.

Part of our focus is on embedded chips, which are found in the controls of our storage and transmission facilities, our building security systems and HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning) systems. Most of these devices, however, do not actually have any date-related functions. We estimate that about 90 percent of the items identified will not need to be replaced in order to work properly in the year 2000 and beyond.

Nicor Gas is committed to being prepared for the new millennium. For more information, visit our web site at www.nicorinc.com or call us at 1 888 Nicor4u (1 888 642-6748).

 


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