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Portland XPress Advances With Favorable FERC Environmental Assessment

The final phase of a proposed project that would expand natural gas pipeline capacity in the constrained New England region can move forward after receiving a favorable environmental assessment (EA) from federal regulators.

November 29, 2018
PNGTS Files with FERC for Capacity Expansions

PNGTS Files with FERC for Capacity Expansions

Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS) on Friday asked FERC for authorization to expand natural gas transportation and import/export capacity on its system in New England by winter 2018/2019.

April 23, 2018

Renewable NatGas, Storage Expanded by NW Natural

Expanded use of renewable natural gas (RNG) and underground gas storage will characterize 2018 for Portland, OR-based NW Natural, as its utility rates decrease to levels not seen in more than a decade, according to CEO David Anderson.

November 6, 2017
Portland General Eyes Deals That Could Preclude Added NatGas Generation

Portland General Eyes Deals That Could Preclude Added NatGas Generation

Portland General Electric (PGE) senior executives indicated Friday that they are in negotiations for purchased power or power generation facilities that could eliminate the need to add more natural gas-fired units at the power utility’s 440 MW Carty Generating Station, which opened last year.

May 1, 2017

Industry Brief

Portland, OR-basedNW Natural is moving ahead with preliminary design, analysis and economic assessments for the expansion of the utility’s Mist underground gas storage facility in northwest Oregon to support new generation units planned byPortland General Electric(PGE) at its Port Westward gas-fired complex. The gas utility is now finalizing a request for approval of a rate for the storage services from theOregon Public Utility Commission. The project would include development of new storage wells, a compressor station and pipelines. NW Natural is preparing budget estimates to review with PGE leading up to a mutual decision on whether to proceed. A decision is expected by the end of the year.

August 9, 2013

Portland General Eyes New Gas-Fired, Renewable Power

Portland General Electric (PGE) is pushing ahead with $1.3 billion in three major new generation projects, two of which will be natural gas-fired facilities, CEO Jim Piro said during an earnings conference call on Friday.

August 6, 2013

NW Natural Proposes Oregon CNG Service

Portland, OR-based NW Natural has asked Oregon regulators for approval to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling service to business customers. The cost of the service would be paid by the individual customers using it.

July 5, 2013

Congress Called on to Promote Infrastructure to ‘Feed’ NGVs

An executive with a Portland, OR-based heavy-duty truck maker told a Senate energy panel Tuesday that he and his competitors could manufacture as many natural gas vehicles (NGV) as needed if only Congress delivered on the refueling infrastructure.

May 15, 2013

Maine, Atlantic Canada Pipeline Expansion Eyed

Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS) indicated last week as it launched an open season that it is seeking market support of its plan to increase capacity on a pipeline to potentially benefit more of New England and Atlantic Canada customers.

April 8, 2013

Maine, Atlantic Canada Pipeline Expansion Eyed

Launching an open season, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS) indicated Monday that it is seeking market support of its plan to increase capacity on a pipeline to potentially benefit more of New England and Atlantic Canada customers.

April 2, 2013
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