Nicor Gas is an energy company headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. Its largest subsidiary, Nicor Gas, is a natural gas distribution company. Founded in 1954, the company serves more than two million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. Nicor has 32,000 miles (51,000 km) of pipelines. AGL Resources announced its acquisition of Nicor in December 2010. Southern Company announced its acquisition of AGL in 2016.