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  • Northwest Gas Association Blog

    13 Oct
    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Throughput

    What it means: Volume of natural gas that may be carried on...read more

    6 Oct
    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Gasification

    What it means: The process during which liquefied natural gas (LNG) is...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