Welcome to the Northwest Salish Orca and LNG as a marine fuel!

Salish Orca is the first of three liquefied natural gas (LNG) Salish class vessels that BC Ferries is adding to its fleet. Its sister ships, Salish Eagle and Salish Raven, are expected to arrive in BC this spring and go into service later in 2017. BC Ferries has also commissioned the retrofit of its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver and the Spirit of British Columbia, to run on both LNG and diesel.

Natural Gas is Critical in the Energy Future

Natural gas is an abundant, cleaner, affordable energy resource. As Mr. Piro notes, it is a vital part of enabling more renewable resources in our region and elsewhere. Without natural gas, our power supply will become less reliable and more expensive. Those are the facts.

Natural Gas Supplies in the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest natural gas customers benefit from their proximity to the prolific Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and U.S. Rocky Mountain (Rockies) natural gas-producing regions.

Benefits of Direct Use of Natural Gas

For many years, energy agencies have alerted Americans to the importance of energy efficiency. A variety of tags and certifications, backed by financial incentives, encourage us to understand our equipment buying options. We know that it makes sense to spend a little more on a product so that we can save money and energy throughout its useful life.

These efforts continue to reduce per capita energy use for both natural gas and electric customers. And the more energy we save, the lower our impact on the environment.

Renewable Natural Gas Today

This month Northwest Gas Association is hosting a free webinar with guest Johannes D. Escudero. Join us on Thursday, September 22, with Johannes, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition), for a discussion on the state of renewable natural gas (RNG) today and what the future of RNG may […]

NWGA Releases the 2016 Gas Outlook

This study, compiled by the NWGA and its members, provides a consensus industry perspective of the Pacific Northwest’s current and projected natural gas supply, demand, prices and delivery capabilities through 2026. The Pacific Northwest, in this case, includes British Columbia (BC) and the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. We have updated data in this […]

Reaping the Shale Natural Gas Bounty

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council recently published a blog, Reaping the Shale Natural Gas Bounty. The Council recognizes that as trite as it has become to say it, North America is in the midst of an energy revolution. The North American natural gas resource is abundant. Once a pipe dream, technological breakthroughs have made […]

A New World Order in 2016 and Beyond: Natural Gas

Join us for NWGA’s free webinar on July 28th at noon to hear Gordon Pickering, Director in the Energy, Navigant.  A discussion of current natural gas market conditions and the challenges ahead in the global gas and LNG market. The webinar is open to the first 95 registrants to sign up. We will circulate the information […]