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Purchased Gas Adjustments for 2022

Each year, NW Natural files a Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) to reflect changes in the expected cost of natural gas for the upcoming winter heating season and account for the differences between the estimated and actual cost of natural gas from the previous year. NW Natural does not mark-up the price of gas; the PGA is a passthrough of costs for the wholesale price and delivery of natural gas.

NW Natural has taken several steps to maximize affordability, such as locking in gas purchases at lower rates, smart investments in energy storage, and energy efficiency measures – learn more below.

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Despite this period of extraordinary market conditions, NW Natural customers will still be paying less than they did 15 years ago for their natural gas bills.

Oregon

Oregon rates

Oregon customers will see new rates starting November 1, 2022. The new rates in Oregon include the combined effects of the annual Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) and a general rate case, recently approved by the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC).

A new delayed payment program with temporary bill credits for NW Natural's residential customers in Oregon, beginning November 1, 2022, will defer some of the rate impact to warmer months when customers typically see lower bills.

With temporary bill credits in place from November 1 through March 14, the average residential customer[1]Average residential usage from November through March is 82 therms. will see an increase of about $14 per month.
When temporary bill credits expire, the average residential customer[2]Average residential usage from March 15 through October 31 is 29 therms. will see an increase of about $14 per month from March 15 through October 31.

Rates for the average small-commercial customer[3]Average small-commercial usage is 237 therms per month. will be about $56 more a month.

Washington

Washington rates

Washington customers will see new rates starting November 1, 2022. The new rates in Washington include the combined effects of the annual Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) and a general rate case approved last year by Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC).

A new temporary bill credit for NW Natural’s residential customers in Washington, beginning November 1, 2022, will defer some of the rate impact to warmer months when customers typically see lower bills.

November through March, the average residential customer[1]Average residential usage from November through March is 93 therms. will see a monthly reduction of about $6.00 because of temporary bill credits. When temporary bill credits expire, the average residential customer[2]Average residential usage from April through October is 30 therms. will see an increase of about $4.00 per month from April through October.

Rates for small-commercial customers in Washington will be about $50.00 more a month for customers using an average of 242 therms per month.

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