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  • Natural Gas Term of the Week: Marine Fuel

    Monday August 5, 2013 by Ben

    What it Means:Refers to the heavy oil used to power large oceangoing vessels such as ferries and freight tankers; also referred to as bunker fuel.

    See it in Action:What does marine fuel have to do with natural gas? Plenty!

    As … read more

    NW Natural Unveils a New Commercial

    Friday July 19, 2013 by Ben

    This week NWGA Member NW Natural, in association with Magneto Advertising, unveiled their latest commercial. The latest in their “Efficient, Affordable, Blue” series you can check out the ad below and feel free to let us know what you … read more

    The World’s Fastest Ferry? Fueled by natgas!

    Friday June 28, 2013 by Ben

    Check out the video below to see the world’s fastest ferry in action. Fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) this catamaran will soon be making 67 mph runs between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay.

    As someone that geeks out … read more

    10th Annual Energy Conference Twitter Contest

    Wednesday June 5, 2013 by Ben

    Have a great quote, comment, picture, or question you’d like to highlight from the Tenth Annual Energy Conference? Share it with us on Twitter!

    By adding the hashtag: #2013AEC to the end of your tweet you’ll be entered to win … read more

    Annual Energy Conference Agenda Updates!

    Friday May 17, 2013 by Ben

    Just confirmed! Two great speakers covering two of the hottest topics in natural gas, the history and future of natural gas production and the potential regional impacts of LNG exports. You won’t want to miss these speakers. If you haven’t … read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Hydrostatic Test

    Monday April 29, 2013 by Ben

    What it means: A strength test of equipment, a gas transmission or distribution pipe in our case, in which the item is filled with liquid, subjected to suitable pressure, and then shut in, and the pressure monitored.

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    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Integrated Resource Plan

    Monday April 22, 2013 by Ben

    What it means: A utility planning method whereby alternative resource mixes including demand-side and supply-side options, are evaluated in order to determine which resource plan minimizes the overall cost of service, subject to reliability and various other constraints.

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    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Pilot

    Monday April 8, 2013 by Ben

    What it means: A small flame, which is utilized to ignite the gas at the main burner(s).

    See it in action: Something has to start the combustion necessary for natural gas to work in your home appliances; the pilot’s small … read more

    Natural Gas Term of the Week: Throughput

    Monday April 1, 2013 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 utilize a variety of operating pressures in order to send … read more

    Japan is first to tap methane hydrates

    Tuesday March 12, 2013 by Ben

    Methane hydrates are sometimes held up as the holy grail when we talk about potential energy resources. These deposits are stored as a frozen mix of methane and water in deep ocean pockets in every ocean, in total they are … read more