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  • Understanding Your Natural Gas Bill

    Monday March 16, 2015 by Ben

    We’ve all been there, opening the mailbox (be it physical or online) to see that monthly utility bill waiting to be opened. While the general notion of what makes up a natural gas bill is pretty intuitive (use more gas, … read more

    What’s Going on with Natural Gas Transportation? Plenty!

    Friday February 13, 2015 by Ben

    Conventional wisdom seems to index interest in natural gas as a vehicle fuel against the price of gasoline and diesel. With this in mind we opened 2015 with our eye on the surprising crash in the price of oil, … read more

    What We’re Watching This Week: LNG in Northwestern BC

    Tuesday January 20, 2015 by Ben

    Check out this great video by LNG Canada detailing some of the outreach efforts going on in Northwestern BC around the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities.

    It’s easy to be afraid of something unfamiliar. This video is an … read more

    What 2015 Holds for Natural Gas in the Pacific Northwest: Three Trends We Are Watching in the New Year

    Friday January 16, 2015 by Ben

    2015 is here and while it doesn’t look much like the creators of “Back to the Future II” predicted (no hover boards!), we’re living in an exciting time for energy industry observers and stakeholders.

    Here are three questions … read more

    Join us for a Free Lunch & Learn on 12/11 in Olympia

    Tuesday December 2, 2014 by Ben

    Join the NWGA on Thursday, December 11 in Olympia, Washington for our final lunch and learn of 2014. We’ll be at the Association of Washington Business Headquarters discussing opportunities for the innovative use of natural gas, particularly small-scale LNG.… read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Throughput

    Monday October 13, 2014 by Ben

    What it means: Volume of natural gas that may be carried on a pipeline over a period of time. All gas volumes delivered.

    See it in action: Natural gas pipelines operate within a range of pressures in order to send … read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Gasification

    Monday October 6, 2014 by Ben

    What it means: The process during which liquefied natural gas (LNG) is returned to its vapor or gaseous state through an increase in temperature and a decrease in pressure.

    See it in action: While LNG is an excellent method for … read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Biomethane

    Monday August 25, 2014 by Ben

    What it means: Biogas, produced through the anaerobic digestion of organic matter, that has been upgraded to purity levels making it interchangeable with natural gas.  Also referred to as “renewable natural gas”, biomethane can be sourced from all manner of … read more

    CMAQ Funding Means More CNG Stations for Oregon

    Monday July 14, 2014 by Ben

    Last week Governor Kitzhaber announced the distribution of $4 million in grant funding to develop eight compress natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the state. What does eight new CNG stations mean for Oregon? A lot!

    Here’s a map of … read more

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

    Friday March 14, 2014 by Ben

    We’re excited to bring former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman, Jon Wellinghoff, to the 2014 Annual Energy Conference as our lunchtime keynote speaker on June 5.

    As a FERC Commissioner from 2006-2009 and Commision Chair from 2009-2013, Mr. Wellinghoff … read more