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Northwest Gas Association Blog

14 Mar
Former FERC Chair, Jon Wellinghoff, headlines Annual Energy Conference Agenda

We’re excited to bring former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman,...read more

27 Feb
Will NGVs Get The Hybrid Treatment?

When you’re already powering one of the greenest cars in...read more

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The Northwest Gas Association’s mission is to advance the safe, dependable and responsible use of natural gas as integral to the energy, environmental and economic future of the PNW. Its efforts foster greater understanding and informed decision-making among industry participants, opinion leaders and governing officials in the Pacific Northwest on issues related to natural gas.

Natural Gas 101

  • BACKHAUL: A transaction where gas is transported the opposite direction of normal flow on a unidirectional pipeline.
  • BASE LOAD: A given demand for natural gas that remains fairly constant over a period of time, usually not temperature sensitive.
  • BASIS DIFFERENTIAL:
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Natural gas is a combustible, gaseous mixture of simple hydrocarbon compounds, usually found in deep underground reservoirs formed by porous rock. Natural gas is a fossil fuel composed almost entirely of methane, but does contain small amounts of other gases, … read more