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NW Natural Schedules Conference Call to Review Results for Quarter & Year Ending December 31, 2012

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE: NWN), dba NW Natural, announced today that it will issue its fourth quarter earnings release on Friday, March 1, 2013, for the year and three-month period ending Dec. 31, 2012.

NW Natural also will conduct a conference call and webcast starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time) on March 1st, to review the company's financial and operating results.

To hear the conference call live, please dial 1-877-317-6789 within the United States and 1-866-605-3852 from Canada. International callers can dial 1-412-317-6789. To access the conference replay, please call 1-877-344-7529 and enter the conference identification pass code (10023662). To hear the replay from international locations, please dial 1-412-317-0088.

To hear the conference by webcast, log on to NW Natural's corporate website at www.nwnatural.com.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE: NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides safe, reliable, cost-effective natural gas service to approximately 680,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers through approximately 14,000 miles of mains and service lines in western Oregon and southwestern Washington. The company has approximately $2.7 billion in total assets. The company operates and owns 16 Bcf of underground storage capacity in Mist, Ore., and also operates the 20 Bcf Gill Ranch underground storage facility in California, in which it owns a 75 percent undivided interest. Together, NW Natural and its subsidiaries currently own and operate underground gas storage facilities with designed storage capacity of approximately 31 Bcf in Oregon and California. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.

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