Westport and Fuel Systems Solutions Announce Intention to Merge

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 […]

FortisBC encourages education about Customer Choice program on the Island

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 […]

Intermountain Gas Company files annual PGA

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 […]

Avista Requests Natural Gas Rate Decrease for Oregon Customers in Annual Cost Adjustment Filing

SPOKANE, WA-  Avista’s approximately 98,000 customers in Oregon could see an overall decrease of 13.3 percent in their natural gas rates effective Nov. 1, 2015, if the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) approves the company’s annual Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) and related filings. If the requests are approved, Avista residential customers using an […]

NWGA & PNUCC Examine Future Gas Infrastructure Development in New Whitepaper

Portland, Ore. —The Northwest Power & Natural Gas Planning Taskforce released Northwest Gas Infrastructure – Looking Forward this week.  The report provides a glimpse into the Pacific Northwest’s potential future natural gas infrastructure, and why the gas infrastructure system may change. Utilities and other users rely on the infrastructure system, a network of pipelines and […]

Colorado State University researchers present results of comprehensive study of methane emissions from natural gas transmission and storage facilities

FORT COLLINS — A comprehensive study of natural gas transmission and storage facilities led by Colorado State University (CSU) researchers has found that the total amount of methane emitted into the atmosphere from the transmission and storage sector is not statistically different from the emissions from the transmission and storage sector reported in the Environmental Protection […]

Why ‘pigs’ in PSE’s gas pipes are a good thing

PSE recently completed an in-line inspection of the Sumas natural gas pipeline using a series of devices called “pigs.” The pipeline, located near the Canadian border, is an 8-inch, 3.7 mile transmission line that serves the Sumas Cogeneration Plant. The maintenance is part of the Transmission Integrity Management Program. The work happened over the course […]

NW Natural Names Greg Hazelton Chief Financial Officer

PORTLAND, OR — Northwest Natural Gas Company, NW Natural (NYSE: NWN), has hired Gregory C. Hazelton to serve as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 30. He replaces Stephen P. Feltz, who is retiring after 33 years with NW Natural. Hazelton comes to NW Natural from Hawaiian Electric Industries, where he […]