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  • Intermountain Gas Company files annual PGA

    Saturday August 8, 2015 by Ben

    BOISE, IDAHO – - Intermountain Gas Company filed its annual Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to change its prices by an overall average decrease of 5.69%, or $15.3 million. If approved, the decrease … read more

    Avista Requests Natural Gas Rate Decrease for Oregon Customers in Annual Cost Adjustment Filing

    Tuesday August 4, 2015 by Ben

    SPOKANE, WA-  Avista’s approximately 98,000 customers in Oregon could see an overall decrease of 13.3 percent in their natural gas rates effective Nov. 1, 2015, if the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) approves the company’s annual Purchased Gas Cost … read more

    NWGA & PNUCC Examine Future Gas Infrastructure Development in New Whitepaper

    Wednesday July 29, 2015 by Ben

    Portland, Ore. —The Northwest Power & Natural Gas Planning Taskforce released Northwest Gas Infrastructure – Looking Forward this week.  The report provides a glimpse into the Pacific Northwest’s potential future natural gas infrastructure, and why the gas infrastructure system may … read more

    Colorado State University researchers present results of comprehensive study of methane emissions from natural gas transmission and storage facilities

    Thursday July 23, 2015 by Ben

    FORT COLLINS — A comprehensive study of natural gas transmission and storage facilities led by Colorado State University (CSU) researchers has found that the total amount of methane emitted into the atmosphere from the transmission and storage sector is not … read more

    Why ‘pigs’ in PSE’s gas pipes are a good thing

    Wednesday July 15, 2015 by Ben

    PSE recently completed an in-line inspection of the Sumas natural gas pipeline using a series of devices called “pigs.” The pipeline, located near the Canadian border, is an 8-inch, 3.7 mile transmission line that serves the Sumas Cogeneration Plant. The … read more

    NW Natural Names Greg Hazelton Chief Financial Officer

    Tuesday June 30, 2015 by Ben

    PORTLAND, OR — Northwest Natural Gas Company, NW Natural (NYSE: NWN), has hired Gregory C. Hazelton to serve as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 30. He replaces Stephen P. Feltz, who is retiring … read more

    Fortis BC CEO Michael Mulcahy Op Ed: LNG projects provide benefits to B.C. gas customers

    Tuesday June 16, 2015 by Ben

    SURREY, B.C. – On several occasions over the last few weeks, critics quoted in the media have provided inaccurate information about FortisBC’s LNG-related projects. Most recently they’ve claimed that our LNG projects won’t benefit our customers who heat their homes … read more

    Northwest Gas Association’s 2015 Natural Gas Outlook Projects Moderate Growth, Explores Accelerated Demand Scenarios

    Wednesday June 10, 2015 by Ben

    PORTLAND, OR – This week the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA) released the 2015 edition of the annual Natural Gas Outlook Study, a regional look at natural gas supply, demand and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.

    Released annually, the Gas Outlook … read more

    New Initiative Will Help Connect Veterans with Natural Gas Jobs

    Tuesday June 9, 2015 by Ben

    Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is participating in a new initiative to help connect military veterans with energy jobs. A partnership between key government agencies and leading energy trade associations, the Utility Industry Workforce Initiative is a … read more

    NW Natural customers to receive a credit on their June gas bill

    Wednesday June 3, 2015 by Ben

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), will issue an interstate storage credit to its Oregon customers on their June bills for the 14th year in a row.

    This year’s total credit is for approximately $9.6 … read more