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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

October 18, 2018 (All day)

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


Concern about climate change has unintended consequences for the most impoverished countries.

Stanford researchers’ comprehensive new assessment of climate emissions from crude oil production suggests avoiding the most carbon-intensive reservoirs and better management of natural gas could dramatically slash emissions.

NGI is seeking a Managing Director. The Managing Director is responsible for leadership and administrative aspects of the initiative. This primarily includes working with the Stanford faculty and research community to assemble and impactful research portfolio and developing a strong network of supporters and collaborators from industry and other external organizations. 


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
Leede Operating
NW Innovation Works

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