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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

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