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Natural Gas Initiative is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

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Welcome to the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative (NGI)

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.

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Natural gas research at Stanford spans business, engineering, science, legal, and other social science disciplines.

NGI Briefs

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Natural Gas research briefs are short, non-technical summaries of research discussion papers.

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Membership in our consortium gives you access to exclusive materials and events.


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Stanford Natural Gas Initiative events bring together speakers and participants from industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations to discuss critical issues related to natural gas.

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Naomi Boness | Managing Director

Denise Baughman | Program Manager