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News Release
Commission to Receive Natural Gas Price Forecast
July 2, 2009 (2009-009)
Contacts:  Lee Beyer, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Ray Baum, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; John Savage, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Affairs Specialist, 503 378-8962; Ken Zimmerman, Natural Gas Analyst, 503-373-1583
Salem, OR – The Oregon Public Utility Commission will hold its annual “Natural Gas Outlook” meeting July 7, 2009 in the Commission’s main hearing room at 550 Capitol Street in Salem.  The Commission will receive a briefing on anticipated natural gas prices Oregon may experience this coming fall and winter for home heating, industry, and for generation of electricity.         
Roughly 360,000 Oregonians receive natural gas from one of three natural gas companies. The companies are Northwest Natural Gas, Avista Utilities and Cascade Natural Gas.
Presenters include Commission staff, Dan Kirschner with the Northwest Gas Association, Kevin Christie of Avista Corporation, Mark Sellers from Cascade Natural Gas and Randy Friedman with Northwest Natural.
The meeting begins at 1:30 pm. Reporters can listen to the meeting by calling 503-365-4439 and entering pass code 6782 followed by the # sign.
Link to agenda and files.