Great Basin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Gas Corporation (Southwest Gas), is a natural gas company subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under the Natural Gas Act.
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.
Great Basin owns and operates an interstate pipeline system which extends from the Idaho-Nevada border to the Nevada-California border. The Great Basin system also includes an LNG peak shaving facility located outside of Lovelock, Nevada.