Paiute Pipeline Company (Paiute), a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Gas Corporation (Southwest Gas), is a natural gas transmission company subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
In 1963, Southwest Gas brought gas into northern Nevada by constructing a new natural gas transmission line from the Idaho-Nevada border southwesterly across the northern tier of the State to the Carson City/Reno-Sparks area as well as Lake Tahoe. Along the way, mining and farming communities from Elko to Yerington were converted to natural gas service.
Paiute currently operates an 894-mile transmission system extending from the Idaho-Nevada border to the Nevada-California border. The Paiute system also includes an LNG peak shaving facility outside of Lovelock, Nevada.
Southwest Gas and its affiliates (including Paiute) have always been dedicated to the communities in which they serve. The employees of the Companies have donated more than $2.8 million over the past two years to charitable organizations in Nevada, California and Arizona, as part of its Fuel For Life workplace giving campaign. Over the same period, the Southwest Gas Foundation has given more than $1.2 million to various 501(c)3 organizations in its service areas. The employees also donate their time at countless charity and community events throughout the year through the Blue – Building Lives Up Everywhere program. The most recent Sustainability Report can be viewed here.