Natural Gas Utility
History & Service
Established by the City in 1957, the Gas utility has grown to serve 4,618 customers delivering over 7 million CCFs (hundred cubic feet) annually. By the authority of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
the gas utility has a dedicated service area which includes the City limits as well as most of the surrounding area.
Rates & Revenues
Operating revenues for 2015 are projected at $7.5 million dollars on sales of 7.4 million CCFs. The City taps into the Williams' Pipeline at a station on the Kittitas Highway and utilizes 2" to 6" mains and several regulating stations to deliver gas to its customers. Gas is purchased from Shell Energy North America and transported on firm contracts from two major supply points, Sumas WA (Canadian gas) and the Rocky Mountain Region of Wyoming.
The City has underground and liquefied gas storage capacity also with the goal of maintaining reliable, low-cost service. Current capacity and plans for future improvements to the system should assure residents that the City can accommodate the future natural gas needs of local growth. The annual average cost of natural gas for residential customers is $1.06 per CCF.