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American Gas Association Comments on Natural Gas Emissions Reductions

Wednesday January 14, 2015 by Ben

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association today released the following statement related to the White House’s announcement about regulations on the natural gas industry’s emissions:

“Safety is the core value and top priority for natural gas utilities, and due … read more

New PGE plant will help balance renewables and meet peak demand for customers

Friday January 2, 2015 by Ben

Portland, Ore. — Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) today announced that its Port Westward Unit 2 plant, a 220-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant located near Clatskanie, Ore., went into service on Dec. 30, 2014 and is now available to … read more

FortisBC provides $5 million to help build two of Western Canada’s first LNG marine vessels

Tuesday December 2, 2014 by Ben

SURREY, B.C. – ​FortisBC announced today that it will provide $5 million in incentive funding toward two new vessels for Seaspan Ferries that will be able to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The incentives were made possible following the … read more

Avista Announces $250,000 in 2014 Year-End Donations

Tuesday December 2, 2014 by Ben

Avista  today announced that it is making donations totaling $250,000 in the month of December to benefit 37 food banks, 21 community non-profit agencies, the Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County and The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund. The gifts bring … read more

Avista Offers Bill Assistance Tools for Customers

Tuesday November 25, 2014 by Ben

Winter has landed in the northwest and with it comes cold temperatures. The bitter temperatures alone can cause rising energy use and costs, but combined with the holiday season bringing visiting friends and family, more showers, cooking and other energy … read more

NW Natural Reaches 700,000 Total Customer Milestone

Wednesday November 19, 2014 by Ben

PORTLAND, Ore. – Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), announced today that it’s now serving 700,000 customers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

NW Natural first brought gas to this region 155 years ago to light gas lamps on … read more

First Freeze a Good Reminder to Think About Efficiency at Home Says NW Natural

Wednesday November 12, 2014 by Ben

PORTLAND, Ore. – As temperatures dip below freezing for the first time this season, NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) reminds customers of ways they can save even more on their home heating bills.

“Our customers already save more than 60 percent on … read more

Puget Sound Energy, Totem Ocean Sign LNG Fuel Supply Agreement

Thursday October 30, 2014 by Ben

Bellevue, Wash.  – Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Washington state’s oldest local energy company, and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) today announced they have signed a contract for PSE to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel Totem Ocean’s two … read more

Avista Grants Awarded to Benefit Local Youth Programs

Wednesday October 22, 2014 by Ben

Spokane, Wash.—The Avista Fund will distribute a total of $7,700 in grant money to local youth organizations. The Avista Fund grants directly benefit the people who live in and around Sanders County.

This year, 15 different applications for funds were … read more

FortisBC starts construction of expanded Tilbury LNG Facility

Tuesday October 21, 2014 by Ben

SURREY, BC– FortisBC – a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. – officially started construction of its $400-million Tilbury LNG Facility expansion project today. The company is adding 1.1 million gigajoules of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to storage and 34,000 gigajoules per … read more