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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.

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October 19, 2021

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We hope that our summer newsletter finds you all well. We are excited to announce that Stanford will be welcoming students back to campus this fall, and we hope to be hosting in-person events soon. Throughout the campus lockdown, NGI has remained dedicated to focusing on our mission of conducting fundamental research and promoting an inclusive space for scientific debate and information sharing. 

The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative held a three-day Methane Emissions Symposium of nearly 200 global leaders from industry, universities, NGOs, and government, to highlight the latest technological advances in methane management and discuss possibilities for rapid deployment to dramatically reduce emissions.

Stanford postdoc Evan D. Sherwin’s latest paper, “Electrofuel Synthesis from Variable Renewable Electricity: An Optimization-Based Techno-Economic Analysis,” combines optimization and techno-economic analysis, which estimates the cost of emerging technologies, to gain insight into the future cost of electrofuels using carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere using direct air capture (DAC) and powered primarily by solar or wind electricity.


Sustaining Members
BPX Energy

Corporate Members
American Petroleum Institute
Aramco Services
Azimuth Capital Management
Baker Hughes 
Gas Technology Institute

Kairos Aerospace
Kinder Morgan
Pacific Gas & Electric
Project Canary
Seven Generations Energy
Southern California Gas Co.
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Basic Members
EQT Corporation
Kerogen Capital
Zorlu Energy

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Anadarko Petroleum
C. Michael and Diane P. Ming
Gulf Energy Information

IHS Markit
Pacific Gas & Electric
Pritzker Innovation Fund

SCF Partners
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