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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.

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October 10, 2019 (All day)

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News

From production to consumption, natural gas leaks claim lives, damage the climate and waste money. Research teams at Stanford are working on better ways to find and fix gas leaks quickly and inexpensively from one end of the system to the other.

Zeolites and other technologies should be evaluated and pursued for reducing methane concentrations in the atmosphere from 1,860 ppb to preindustrial levels of ~750 ppb. Such a goal of atmospheric restoration provides a positive framework for change at a time when climate action is desperately needed.

A seemingly counterintuitive approach – converting one greenhouse gas into another – holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming.

Members

Sustaining Members
ExxonMobil
Schlumberger
Shell

Corporate Members
American Petroleum Institute
Aramco Services
Azimuth Capital Management
Gas Technology Institute
Pacific Gas & Electric
Pipeline Research Council International 
Seven Generations Energy
SNAM S.p.A
Southern California Gas Co.
Zorlu Energy Group

Basic Members
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Gulfport Energy
Kerogen Capital
 

Supporters
Anadarko Petroleum
Cedigaz
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
 
Naomi Boness
Managing Director
650 736 2716
naomi.boness@stanford.edu