NW Natural Cleans Up Bentonite

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The cleanup is underway in Corvallis, after a drilling lubricant was released into the Marys River. NW Natural is working on a nine-mile gas pipe installation project. On Aug. 15, while a contractor was working for NW Natural, bentonite, a clay-like substance, seeped into a portion of the Marys River near Pioneer Park. … Continue reading »

Contractor Damages Gas Line

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Contractors in Springfield accidentally ruptured a gas line late Wednesday morning. A worker digging near 47th and Main Street damaged a pipe. NW Natural crews responded quickly and repaired the pipe. The gas company says this is a perfect example of why contractors should dial 8-1-1 before digging projects to avoid future gas … Continue reading »