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NW NATURAL FILES
NEW RATES IN OREGON
On July 31, NW Natural filed its initial request with the Public Utility
Commission of Oregon to reflect gas purchases and other miscellaneous adjustments to rates for the upcoming year that begins
Nov.1. NW Natural will update this filing in mid-September as part
of the regulatory process; it is likely that rates will be slightly higher
or lower depending on changes in the market price of natural gas
between now and then. These costs are updated in similar filings
every year.

HOW MUCH WILL MY GAS BILL CHANGE?
If the rate changes are approved as initially filed, residential rates
will increase by about 5.4%, or about $2.85 a month for customers
using an average of 54 therms per month. Small-commercial
rates will be lower by about 1.2%. Large industrial firm rates will
increase by 6.4%, and large industrial interruptible rates will increase
by 5.7%. The rate percentages for large industrial customers do not
include pipeline demand charges.

WHY THE PRICE CHANGE?
The primary reason for the price change is to reflect a pass-through
to customers of the gas costs NW Natural will pay over the coming
year to its suppliers, a true-up of prior year gas cost purchases,
and changes in nongas cost activities approved by regulators for
inclusion in customer rates.
If approved as filed, NW Natural’s net revenues from Oregon customers will increase by $22,073,556 or about 3.54%. The revenue
increase is made up of $24,309,700, driven by annual adjustments
and offset by a reduction of $2,236,144 in the forecasted cost of gas.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FILING?
Copies of the filing are available for inspection at NW Natural’s main
office, and on NW Natural’s website at nwnatural.com. For more
information about the filing, or notice of the time and place of any
hearing, contact NW Natural or the Public Utility Commission of
Oregon as follows:
NW Natural Main Office

220 NW Second Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209-3991
800-422-4012, ext. 3589
Portland: 503-226-4211 ext. 3589

Public Utility Commission of Oregon

201 High Street SE, Suite 100
Post Office Box 1088
Salem, Oregon 97308-1088
800-522-2404
Salem: 503-378-6600

08/19

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