Natural Gas Transportation

Utilizing a fuel that is widely available and reliably used by millions of consumers across our continent, natural gas for transportation (NGT) is a significant untapped opportunity for vehicle operators seeking to reduce pollution, lower costs and play a role in North American energy independence.

Transportation is the largest source of GHGs in the Pacific Northwest, producing almost 40 percent of the total. Moreover, diesel pollution – composed primarily of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx) – is a particular problem that affects the most vulnerable among us including children, the elderly and infirm.

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are much cleaner emissions profiles than diesel vehicles and the technology already exists to deploy them now to help reduce harmful emissions from the heavy-duty vehicles we need for shipping (including trucks, marine vehicles, and train engines), garbage collection, public transit and school buses.

Want to know more? Click here for the Natural Gas Transportation Emission Brief or download the NWGA Gas Outlook to continue reading more.

2017 Gas Outlook

Natural gas has been a boon for consumer’s pocketbooks, the environment, and our Pacific Northwest lifestyle. It warms us when it’s chilly out and reheats water after a hot shower. Natural gas
has earned the superlative, “Now we’re cooking with gas!!” It is an efficient, clean, abundant and affordable energy resource. Innovative practices and technology enhancements have unlocked vast reserves of North American natural gas and oil that were previously inaccessible. Scarce and costly just 10 years ago, natural gas is now abundant and inexpensive. Plentiful, inexpensive natural gas has saved Northwest consumers hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade.

Natural gas is used to manufacture thousands of products that we rely on every day. Thanks
to natural gas, the Seahawks have cleats, kids have crayons, farmers have fertilizer, and we have cell phones, computers…even kayaks and other equipment to enjoy our spectacular natural environment.

In addition, natural gas is growing in importance as a fuel for generating electricity since it is a low-cost option and cleaner than coal. Renewable wind and solar energy rely on natural gas generation because it’s a reliable, on-demand resource that’s available when it isn’t windy or the sun isn’t shining.

GUEST BLOG: Coming Solar Eclipse Further Proves that Renewables Need Natural Gas

Anti-fossil fuel activists like 350.org’s Bill McKibben often pretend the United States can run on 100 percent renewable energy without the use of any traditional fuel sources. McKibben recently wrote in Rolling Stone that “the sundown problem is being solved fast, as batteries are able to store the energy from the morning sun and the wind from a gusty evening to keep the power running overnight.”

McKibben’s claims simply aren’t true though, and preparations for next week’s total solar eclipse illustrate this cold, hard fact.

Because storage technology to allow for solar power to stand alone — even during a brief loss of sunlight — doesn’t currently exist, the solar industry has been actively preparing for how to mitigate the issue in places like sunny California where that industry thrives. The solution? Natural gas.

The Power of Natural Gas in the War on Carbon Emissions

The world will benefit from reduced carbon emissions as developing and industrial countries reduce their dependence on coal and oil by gaining access to ample North American natural-gas supplies.

Natural gas has been a boon for our pocket books, the environment and our way of life. Unfortunately, it gets a bad rap from Vlad Gutman-Britten (No Washington state subsidies for fossil-fuel plants, July 16, 2017). Let’s set the record straight.

Innovative practices and technology enhancements have unlocked vast reserves of North American natural gas and oil that were previously inaccessible. Scarce and costly just ten years ago, natural gas is now abundant and inexpensive.

The Power of Waste: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for Oregon

September 6, 2017

A one day workshop on renewable natural gas (RNG) and the important role as an energy and fuel resource that can help Oregon meet climate goals and economic opportunities, hosted by Energy Vision and NW Natural.

Learn about:

  • Closing the loop on emissions and organic waste
  • Cleaning up fuels and fleets with RNG
  • Low carbon uses and high-value markets
  • Biogas case studies: wastewater, landfills, farms and forests
  • Latest technology in RNG production
  • Policy pathways and economic opportunities for Oregon and the PNW

For more information go to http://energy-vision.org/what-we-do/workshops/.  The Power of Waste is free, registration is required and space is limited.

NWGA Releases Natural Gas Facts Booklet

Natural Gas Facts

This booklet provides an overview of natural gas and the myriad of benefits that this domestic, clean, safe, low-cost and reliable energy source offers the Pacific Northwest consumers. 3.2 million regional natural gas users are enjoying its economic and environmental advantages, but expanding the use and applications of natural gas will help provide an economically feasible, cleaner environment for future generations.

To download and read more, click here.

2017 Annual Energy Conference – Wrap Up

Would you please give us your feedback to help us plan next year’s event. Please take about 5 minutes to complete the survey by clicking or typing this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AEC17

Presentations are available to you, once the survey has been summited.

All surveys completed by June 16 will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon gift cards. Again, thank you for attending this year’s Annual Energy Conference and we hope you will join us  June 6-7, 2018!

Natural Gas Facts

Natural Gas Facts

This booklet provides an overview of natural gas and the myriad of benefits that this domestic, clean, safe, low-cost and reliable energy source offers the Pacific Northwest consumers. 3.2 million regional natural gas users are enjoying its economic and environmental advantages, but expanding the use and applications of natural gas will help provide an economically feasible, cleaner environment for future generations.

To download and read more, click here.

AEC Presentations

Gary-Sernovitz-Presentation

Heutte-Presentation

George Minter-Presentation

Johannes Escudero – Presentation

Van Ness Feldman Presentation – NWGA – Final 6-5-17

Grant Forsyth – Presentation June-2017

Josh McCall

Gayle McCutchan