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  • 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

    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.

    See it in read more

    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.

    See it read more

    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