Gas Prices
4:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Don't Expect Much Happiness In The Pursuit Of Cheap Gas This Weekend

This year Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years.
Credit Kristen Steele / Flickr

This year Americans will see the highest Fourth of July gas prices they've seen in the last six years. That's according to AAA . And as bad as it sounds, for Northwest drivers it even gets a little worse.

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natural gas pipeline
5:14 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Oregon LNG Not Giving Up On Natural Gas Pipeline

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals hears arguments about a proposed LNG pipeline.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

A company that wants to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline through northwest Oregon took its case to a state appeals board Thursday. The developer is trying to reverse a Clatsop County decision to reject the project.

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Plymouth Explosion
6:45 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Some Plymouth Residents Return Home

Duane VanBeek is the spokesman for the response team for the natural gas explosion in Plymouth, Wash.
Credit Courtney Flatt

Most of the evacuated residents of Plymouth, Washington, were able to return to their homes Monday night after an explosion at a natural gas tank rocked the small town on the Washington-Oregon border.

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Natural Gas Explosion
5:40 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

State Will Investigate Explosion At Liquefied Natural Gas Plant

Google Earth view of the liquefied natural gas storage facility in Plymouth, Wash.
Credit Google Earth

State and federal pipeline safety investigators have been dispatched to the site of an explosion and fire at a liquefied natural gas storage facility in southeastern Washington.

LNG is natural gas that’s been cooled to a liquid form for easier storage. Five people were injured in the early morning blast Monday, but only one remains hospitalized.

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Washington Gas Tax
4:14 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Washington Gas Tax Debate Breeds Partisan Mistrust In Legislature

Kristen Steele Flickr

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 3:35 pm

The debate over a gas tax hike has revved up again in the Washington legislature.

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New Gas Tax Package
8:06 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Washington Senate Majority Unveils New Gas Tax Package, Votes Lacking

File photo of the Washington State Capitol Building
Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 5:09 pm

Members of the mostly Republican majority in the Washington Senate say they want to jumpstart talks on a gas tax package to fund roads and transit. Previous negotiations stalled out in December.

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Natural Gas Filling Station
5:42 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Portland Utility To Install Natural Gas Truck Filling Stations

One of the few public CNG fueling stations now in operation in the Northwest is near SeaTac Airport.
Tom Banse

Oregon regulators moved this week to make it easier for truck fleet owners to convert from gasoline or diesel to natural gas. Portland-based Northwest Natural became the first utility in the region to get clearance to build compressed natural gas filling stations.

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Roads and Transit
4:40 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Inslee's Optimism May Not Be Enough For Gas Tax Package

Governor Jay Inslee speaks at a legislative preview forum in Olympia hosted by the Associated Press.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 4:35 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he will continue to push for a gas tax package in the 60-day session that starts Monday. But a key transportation leader in the State Senate signaled Thursday that prospects for a deal may be dimming.

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Natural Gas Trucks
5:54 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Utilities Want To Offer Natural Gas Truck Refueling, Competitors Object

Clean Energy operates this CNG filling station near the airport in SeaTac, Wash.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 9:44 am

Trucking fleet operators in the Northwest are showing growing interest in filling up with natural gas instead of diesel.

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Ferry Fuel
4:36 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Washington Ferry System Sets Course To Convert To Natural Gas

Schematic showing LNG fuel tank retrofit atop a Washington State ferry.
Washington State Ferries

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 8:24 am

The nation's biggest ferry system is aiming to convert some of its fleet from diesel to natural gas propulsion.

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