2018 Gas Outlook

Below is each section of the 2018 Gas Outlook. You may choose to download one section at a time or download a full copy.

Overview and Executive Summary
Regional Economic Outlook
Natural Gas Supply
Renewable Natural Gas in the Pacific Northwest
Commodity Prices
Natural Gas Transportation
Regional Demand
Regional Delivery Infrastructure
Appendix A: Data Tables
Appendix B:  Assumptions Including Weather Design
Appendix C: Deficiency and Preferred Supply Resources
Appendix D: Proposed Regional Natural Gas Infrastructure Project Descriptions

Full 2018 Gas Outlook

Note: We are working to complete the full Outlook study, which will be published soon. In the meantime, we have posted the Appendices that include updated data tables and a webinar link for an overview of the 2018 Gas Outlook.

In this study, we examine several dynamics affecting Pacific Northwest natural gas consumers. The Outlook relies primarily on external, publicly available resources for information on natural gas supply prospects and commodity prices. Regional demand and capacity data are drawn from NWGA member company planning processes, including the Integrated Resource Plan from each of our members that are required to file with utility commissions.

The study provides a consensus industry perspective on the current and projected natural gas supply, prices, demand and delivery capabilities in the Pacific Northwest through the 2027/28 heating year (Nov–Oct). For purposes of this report, the Pacific Northwest includes British Columbia (BC), Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.