We’re highlighting some of the guest posts featured in our 2015 Outlook here on the blog. The following excerpt discusses the opportunity to reduce emissions via the direct use of natural gas. To access the full Outlook study please click here. For many years, energy agencies have alerted Americans to the importance of energy efficiency. A variety of […]
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We’ve seen consistently affordable natural gas prices for a number of years now as unprecedented growth in the production of natural gas from shale has more than doubled available North American supply. What does this mean for ratepayers in the Pacific Northwest? Lower bills! Over the past year, every NWGA member utility has adjusted rates […]
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 outlook event today where the Association explored expectations for the 2015-16 winter heating season. On average, […]
We hosted the September edition of our monthly webinar series yesterday. Kevin Harris, Senior Production Cost Engineer for ColumbiaGrid, provided an overview of their recent study on coal retirements in our region. If you missed the presentation you can view a recording below, or download a .pdf version of Kevin’s PowerPoint by clicking here. About […]
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 Nov. 1. This means customers will be paying less for natural gas than they did 15 […]
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. The transaction will result in a combined equity value of $351 million based on the […]
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 them. Part of this decision is reviewing information about Customer Choice – either from the guide the […]
We’re highlighting some of the guest posts featured in our 2015 Outlook here on the blog. The following excerpt discusses some of the factors driving oil price volatility this year and beyond. To access the full Outlook study please click here. Oil Price Volatility Currently, world oil supply is outpacing world demand for a number of reasons, many […]
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 would be effective Oct.1, 2015. The primary reason behind the proposed decrease is a decline in the price […]
Each month numerous natural gas related stories cross our desks, here are a few that piqued our interest: In late July Colorado State University rolled out a study measuring methane emissions from the natural gas transportation and storage sector, part of a series being performed in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund. The study found […]