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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.