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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

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