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Key Takeaways From The WSU Emissions Study

Wednesday April 8, 2015 by Ben

Important news in the natural gas utility world last week with the release of a study published in the journal, Environmental Science and Technology, detailing a dramatic decrease in methane emissions from US local distribution systems when compared to … read more

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