Feb. 10 community briefs
Oregon customers will get money back on February gas bills
NW Natural announced last week that Oregon customers will see a positive adjustment to their February bills after the company issued $9.1 million in bill credits for services provided at the company's underground natural gas storage facility in Mist, as well as from efficient pipeline capacity management.
The average customer, according to a release from the Portland-based company, will see a credit of about $9, a savings of 16% compared to average monthly bills. The average small commercial customer in Oregon will see a credit of about $39 as well.
"This credit comes during the height of winter, when customers typically have high heating bills," David Anderson, NW Natural president and CEO, said in a release. "Plus, many people are still struggling because of the economic impacts of COVID-19. So we're especially pleased to share these cost savings at this time."
The credit is nothing new for NW Natural: the company has issued nearly $170 in bill credits over the past 17 years. In years past the credits were given in June, but the Oregon Public Utilities Commission "agreed the credits should align with the winter heating season when demand is highest," the release said.
Catering company will deliver meals to seniors
Party Time Catering is delivering meals to local seniors 60 years old or older from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in conjunction with a number of agencies, including Newberg Rotary, Love INC, Faith in Action and Visiting Angels. Volunteers from the community will help deliver the meals, some which will go to senior living facilities if families have signed up in advance. Sponsors of the event include Countryside Financial, TK Clean-Up, Austin Family Foundation, Newberg Grocery Outlet, Showcase of Flowers and Miss Hannah's Popcorn.
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