MEDFORD, Ore. —Another item being discussed at Tuesday’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting is a new pipeline to improve natural gas distribution in Medford. Avista Utilities is requesting a 10-foot wide easement in the eastern portion of Bear Creek Park ...

SALEM, Ore. – Avista utilities and other natural gas providers are suing Oregon over the state’s “Climate Protection Program.” Late last year, Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission adopted rules establishing the CPP to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address the effects ...

SALEM, Ore. — Your natural gas bills might be going up beginning next week. The Oregon Public Utility Commission recently approved an increase in natural gas rates for Avista customers due to an annual ‘Purchased Gas Adjustment’. It goes into effect ...

ASHLAND, Ore. — As of Saturday afternoon, Avista said they have completed all initial visits of relights in all four zones affected by the natural gas outage. Around 4,800 Ashland residents lost their gas Tuesday morning. Around 600 customers are still without ...

ASHLAND, Ore.– Residents in Ashland are starting to see hot water and heat return to their homes as Avista continues to make progress restoring service after a natural gas outage. The outage, which has affected some 4,800 homes and businesses, ...

ASHLAND, Ore. — “It’s been a crazy day,” Owner of Winchester Inn, Drew Gibbs, said. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, thousands of people woke up without gas, hot water or heat. Avista Utilities said the outage occurred from a ...

UPDATE, 5:12 p.m. – Avista now reports some 4,500 customers are being impacted. The utility company is bringing in 18 employees from the region to work on the situation. The company says a decrease in pressure in the natural gas ...

Medford, Ore.-  Avista is submitting a plan that would bring down household gas costs nearly 2%. Residents of the valley told NBC5 News how they would react to a lower gas bill. some were in favor… while others say avista ...

Medford, Ore. — Higher utility bills have sparked a heated discussion on social media, but a local non-profit is offering their assistance. Access says their Energy Assistance program has seen an increase of at least 50-percent this Winter. The organization ...

Medford, Ore. — Crews are wrapping up a near 6 month gas-line project in East Medford. They’re linking gas lines that feed that part of the city on Pierce Road. It’s the largest project they’ve completed since natural gas was ...

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