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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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We are excited to announce that National Grid has joined our network as our newest affiliate member. Known for their expertise in the energy industry, they bring valuable insights and innovative solutions to our community. We look forward to collaborating on upcoming projects and initiatives to drive growth and success together. Stay tuned for more updates on our partnership!


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

NGI Briefs

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