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  • AGA: Residential Natural Gas Bills Expected to be Lower Than 2014/15 Winter

    Thursday October 8, 2015 by Ben

    Washington, D.C. – The direct use of natural gas continues to be the most affordable energy option for home heating and offers lower greenhouse gas emissions than other home energy sources. The American Gas Association (AGA) held its annual winter … read more

    NW Natural’s Washington Gas Customers to See a 14% Reduction in Rates

    Monday September 14, 2015 by Ben

    PORTLAND, Ore. — For the fifth time in seven years, NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), is requesting a rate reduction for Washington customers. If approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), customer rates will decrease by more than 14% starting … read more

    Westport and Fuel Systems Solutions Announce Intention to Merge

    Wednesday September 2, 2015 by Ben

    VANCOUVER, BC — Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX: WPT / Nasdaq: WPRT), and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSYS), today jointly announce that the companies have entered into a merger agreement to create a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company. … read more

    FortisBC encourages education about Customer Choice program on the Island

    Thursday August 27, 2015 by Ben

    SURREY, B.C. – With the launch of the Customer Choice residential program in Whistler, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and Powell River beginning in November, FortisBC is encouraging customers to take their time and make the choice that’s right for … read more

    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