2016 State and Provincial Fact Sheet

The NWGA state and provincial fact sheets are updated and ready for 2016.  We find the the Fact Sheets extremely useful as we are out and about.  We typically leave them behind to highlight the natural gas industry within the Pacific Northwest region. We hope you will make use of them as much as we do. […]

AGA: Residential Natural Gas Bills Expected to be Lower Than 2014/15 Winter

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, […]

NW Natural’s Washington Gas Customers to See a 14% Reduction in Rates

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 […]

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 […]