Our association with NWIGU has literally saved us millions of dollars. NWIGU keeps us informed and allows us to speak out effectively on issues facing industrial users of natural gas.
David H. Hawk, Director, Energy Natural Resources, J.R. Simplot Company

Since 1984 the Northwest Industrial Gas Users has been organized as an effective trade association representing end-users of natural gas with major facilities in the states of Oregon, Washington & Idaho.

We provide an information service to our members and participate in regulatory matters that affect member interests in federal and state arenas. Our members reflect diverse industries: food processing, pulp & paper, wood products, aluminum, steel, chemicals, electronics, aerospace, electric generators and large hospitals.

Operating on principles established with the founding of the organization, NWIGU and its members believe market forces should govern properly functioning competitive markets to benefit all consumers. NWIGU believes there is a necessary role for regulation with monopolies which is how our natural gas distribution and interstate pipeline transportation systems are structured. The third key principle by which we operate is that this regulation of utilities and pipelines should support open access & cost-based rates for end-users.

It is impossible to make optimum energy purchase decisions without an understanding of current regulatory and market conditions. NWIGU offers its members this critical information and insight.

Our organization holds quarterly meetings and constantly supplies our members with important updates and market information. Our regulatory advocacy is similarly focused on the bottom line.

We save money for our members.