Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN)

Q2 2010 Earnings Call

August 4, 2010 11:00 am ET


Bob Hess - Director, IR

Gregg Kantor - President and CEO

David Anderson - SVP and CFO


Dan Fidell - Brean Murray, Carret

Michael Bates - D.A. Davidson

Jennifer Sireklove - McAdams Wright Ragen

John Hanson - Praesidis

Jim Bellessa – D.A. Davidson



Good morning, and welcome to the Northwest National Gas second quarter and year-to-date conference call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) Please note this event is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Bob Hess. Please go ahead, sir.

Bob Hess

Thank you, Andrea. Good morning and welcome to our second quarter earnings call. Our earnings release was issued earlier this morning and is available on our website. As a reminder, some of the things that will be said this morning contain forward-looking statements. They are based on management's assumptions, which may or may not come true and you should refer to the language at the end of our press release for the appropriate cautionary statements and also our SEC filings for additional information. We expect to file our 10-Q by the end of the week. This teleconference is being recorded and will be available on our website later today.

Please note that these conference calls are designed for the financial community. If you are an individual investor and have questions or comments, please contact me directly at 1-800-422-4012, extension 2388.

Speaking on the call this morning are Gregg Kantor, President and Chief Executive Officer and David Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Gregg and David have some opening remarks and then will be available to answer your questions. Also joining us today are other members of our executive team to help answer your questions.

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