Gas Price Information

Rate Changes Take Effect November 1, 2018

Each fall, NW Natural files for rate changes, based primarily on the wholesale cost of natural gas, plus some annual adjustments based on ongoing agreements with the commissions. These adjustments vary based on different use patterns by customer class. Variations between Oregon and Washington are caused by differences in rate structures.

Customers can get more information by calling us at 503-226-4211 and asking for the Rates and Regulatory Department.

Washington

On September 13, 2018, NW Natural filed its Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for a rate reduction of 7.2 percent in residential rates and 7.7 percent in commercial rates. At that rate, a typical residential customer using an average of 57 therms per month would see monthly savings of about $3.81. And a typical commercial customer using an average of 244 therms per month would see monthly savings of about $16.24.

If approved, Washington customers will see new rates on monthly bills starting on November 1, 2018.

Oregon

On September 14, 2018, NW Natural filed its PGA with the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (OPUC) for a rate reduction of 6.2 percent in residential rates and 5.8 percent in commercial rates. At that rate, a typical residential customer using an average of 53 therms per month would see monthly savings of about $3.25. And a typical commercial customer using an average of 244 therms per month would see monthly savings of about $12.08.

Rates will be further impacted by a separate NW Natural general rate case filed with the OPUC earlier this year. If approved, Oregon customers can expect to see the combined effect in new rates starting November 1, 2018.

The cost of natural gas is expected to remain low during the November 2018 – October 2019 heating year.