MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
A $1 billion methanol plant proposed for the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington has received a key preliminary permit from air-quality regulators.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 8:14 A.M.
A Safeway grocery store on North Hamilton Street was evacuated Tuesday morning after firefighters detected “extremely dangerous” levels of natural gas in the air inside the building, Spokane Fire Assistant …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
The Portland City Council is considering banning new major fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers will get a slight break on their heating bills this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices for natural gas.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 3:55 P.M.
Western Colorado officials will travel to Oregon next week to advocate for a project that would carry natural gas from Colorado to the Pacific Rim.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 5:04 P.M.
Avista Utilities has proposed a 7.8 percent reduction in natural gas rates for Idaho customers, effective Nov. 1.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 1:42 P.M.
Avista’s Idaho customers could get a break on their natural gas bills, beginning Nov. 1.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 1:38 P.M.
Asked Tuesday about the price of gasoline and how regulation may affect the price of electricity, Donald Trump stood up for American’s fossil fuel industry – coal in particular.
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade are in jeopardy amid a partisan dispute over oil drilling, water for drought-stricken California and potential rollback …
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 6:48 A.M.
An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Aubrey McClendon, the former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corp., has been indicted for conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 5:38 P.M.
Avista is asking for permission to raise electric and natural gas rates for its Washington customers beginning in 2017, citing rising capital costs, which include a portion of the repairs …
FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land.
MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2015, 6:28 P.M.
Avista Utilities wants to resurrect a program that gives Idaho customers rebates for upgrading to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and other energy conservation projects.
THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015, 12:43 P.M.
Heating bills for Avista Utilities’s Washington customers will drop this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices for natural gas.
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 4:14 P.M.
Rates for Avista Utilities’ natural gas customers will decrease by an average 14.5 percent, effective Sunday.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015
Several downtown Spokane businesses were evacuated Monday afternoon when a city street contractor ruptured a 12-inch natural gas line at Monroe Street and Sprague Avenue. Work to fix the damaged …
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015, 2:29 P.M.
Residential customers of Avista Utilities could be paying a lot less for natural gas this winter, if state regulators approve.
TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015, 10:47 P.M.
SEATTLE — An explosion demolished part of a Motel 6 in Bremerton, Washington, on Tuesday night — critically injuring a gas company worker just minutes after the acting hotel manager …
THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014, 4:05 P.M.
More than 1.2 million natural gas customers in Washington will pay more for fuel beginning Saturday as a result of higher wholesale natural gas costs and colder than average temperatures …
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
Avista Utilities has reached a settlement to keep its base rates for Idaho customers unchanged through the end of 2015. The settlement, which still requires approval by the Idaho Public …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
Avista Corp. is exploring how it might profit from the nation’s rapidly growing use of natural gas. The company launched a subsidiary this week to explore domestic markets for liquefied …
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
My elderly aunt recently came into some money. She decided – very generously – to send part of it to each of her nieces and nephews. This gave me the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2014
It’s not news utility customers ever like to hear, especially not on one of the coldest days of the year. Yet Avista Corp. said Tuesday it wants to raise power …
MONDAY, JAN. 20, 2014
When I was a young geology student, I learned the basics of petroleum production as they were then understood. Deep layers of sedimentary rocks, including shale, were the “source rocks” …
SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013
Avista Utilities will spend $5 million this year to replace about 60 miles of natural gas line in Spokane and Lincoln counties that’s vulnerable to cracking. The older, polyethylene pipe …
THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013
Avista’s natural gas customers will pay 9.4 percent more for heat this winter as a result of higher wholesale prices. The new rates take hold Friday for about 150,000 customers …
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013, 11:47 A.M.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have restricted air and nautical traffic around the site of a natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Forty-seven workers on a drilling …
MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013
The name “natural gas” might be a puzzle. After all, how could there be such a thing as unnatural gas? The reason we call natural gas what we do has …