Facilities

The Mist Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility consists of underground natural gas storage reservoirs, compressor stations, gathering pipelines, operations and maintenance facilities, and a gas transmission pipeline. The permitted storage area is approximately 5,472 acres and has a permitted daily natural gas throughput of 635 million standard cubic feet.
Operating. The North Mist Expansion Project, approved by Council in April 2016 through Amendment 11, started construction in 2017. Major construction was completed in May 2019 and the facility is operational.​
Columbia County, near the community of Mist. PDF Map | Online Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Northwest Natural Gas Company
ODOE contact: Maxwell Woods
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Mike Hayward
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Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards