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The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative is a collaboration of more than 40 research groups at Stanford University drawn from engineering, science, policy, geopolitical, and business disciplines that works with a consortium of industry partners and other external stakeholders to generate the knowledge needed to use natural gas to its greatest social, economic, and environmental benefit. 


We welcome new participants in our research and new members to our consortium any time. Please explore our website for more information.

“Why Stanford has a Natural Gas Initiative”, Mark Zoback, NGI Director.

Upcoming Events

May 30, 2019 (All day)

Tresidder Memorial Union - Oak Room
459 Lagunita Drive, Ste. 6
Stanford, CA 94305-2072

October 7, 2019 - 8:00am

Tresidder Memorial Union - Oak Room
459 Lagunita Drive, Ste. 6
Stanford, CA 94305-2072


The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative wrapped up 2018 and welcomed in the new year with a flurry of activity. Please be sure to keep checking our website and future newsletters to stay updated on what is coming up.

Energy Dialogues is launching its first podcast with a discussion recorded at the San Francisco Energy Dialogues, presented in partnership with the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative. Speakers from Boston Consulting Group, Precourt Institute, Woods Institute and Baker Boots address: General plans for transitioning to a low-carbon economy, Supply and demand for the various energy resources, and the Role of natural gas in achieving energy goals in California. To listen to the podcast, please click here.

Watch NGI Director, Professor Mark Zoback's talk What’s New in an Old Industry: Oil & Gas in the Era of Decarbonization, presented at the Stanford Global Energy Forum, November 2018.


Sustaining Members

Corporate Members
American Petroleum Institute
Aramco Services
Azimuth Capital Management
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Gas Technology Institute
Pacific Gas & Electric
Pipeline Research Council International 
Seven Generations Energy
Southern California Gas Co.
Zorlu Energy Group

Basic Members
Gulfport Energy
Kerogen Capital

Anadarko Petroleum
Gulf Energy Information
IHS Markit
Pritzker Innovation Fund
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation


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The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative (NGI)
397 Panama Mall, Mitchell Building
Stanford, CA 94305-2215
Claudia Baroni
Program Manager
650 723 5002