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  • 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

    Will NGVs Get The Hybrid Treatment?

    Thursday February 27, 2014 by Ben

    When you’re already powering one of the greenest cars in recent memory along with reducing the emissions of 200,000+ cars, trucks and heavy duty vehicles on North American roads, what can natural gas do for an encore? According to a … read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Working Gas

    Monday February 3, 2014 by Ben

    What it means: Gas in storage which is available for withdrawal during a normal injection and withdrawal cycle.

    See it in action: The northwest is a winter peaking region. We see our highest gas demand during the rainy winter months, … read more

    NWGA Gets a Mention in the Medford Mail Tribune

    Tuesday November 19, 2013 by Ben

    NWGA Executive Director, Dan Kirschner, was on the road in Medford, OR yesterday talking natural gas at the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  Dan, along with Steve Harper, Director of Gas Supply for Avista, spoke on what Southern Oregon consumers … read more

    Gassy Commuting in Portland

    Tuesday November 5, 2013 by Ben

    Is natural gas starting to find its way onto our roads as a vehicle fuel? There continue to be numerous reports that say the answer is yes but I hadn’t seen much in my neck of the woods…until last week.… read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: City Gate

    Monday November 4, 2013 by Ben

    What it means: A point or measuring station at which a gas distribution company receives gas from a pipeline company or transmission system.

    See it in action: The city gate serves an important role in the natural gas distribution network, … read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Sweet vs. Sour Gas

    Monday October 14, 2013 by Ben

    What it means: Refers to the quality of natural gas upon its extraction. Sweet Gas in its natural state be used with little purifying. Sour Gas contains enough sulfur in its natural state to make it impractical to use without … read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Direct Connect Customers

    Monday October 7, 2013 by Ben

    What it means: Usually very large industrial customers connected directly to an interstate pipeline system. These customers purchase their own gas supplies and contract directly from the pipeline for transportation, thereby bypassing the bundled services typically offered by local distribution … read more

    How are NWGA Members Spreading the Word About Natural Gas?

    Friday September 6, 2013 by Ben

    We’re bombarded with a staggering amount of information every day, so what’s a natural gas utility to do in order to get their message out? NWGA members are producing some eye (or nose?) catching material to let customers know about … read more

    Avista’s Oregon Customers to see Rate Reduction

    Friday August 30, 2013 by Ben

    Avista Utilities customers in Oregon are poised to receive a nice reduction in their natural gas rates if the Oregon Public Utility Commission signs off on a filing made yesterday. Reduced pipeline transport costs are behind the lower prices which … read more