Entries by Judy

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Natural Gas Vehicles’ Emissions Data and Comparisons

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from medium and large trucks and buses are crucial to cleaning up the Pacific Northwest’ s air quality and helping states and provinces meet GHG goals for the transportation sector. When targeting emission reductions in this sector, it is important to fully understand […]

Natural Gas Vehicles’ Emissions Data and Comparisons

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from medium and large trucks and buses is crucial to cleaning up the Pacific Northwest’ s air quality and helping states and provinces meet GHG goals for the transportation sector. When targeting emission reductions in this sector, it is important to fully understand […]

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 […]