Natural Gas RD&D Program

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The Energy Research and Development Division establishes natural gas research initiatives based on state energy policies, legislative mandates, and public outreach. Our program funds research that:

  • Stimulates California‚Äôs economic growth by attracting and developing businesses, and by creating and supporting jobs.

  • Yields long-term benefits to natural gas ratepayers by developing technologies and products that provide clean, diverse, and environmentally sound energy systems.

  • Provides safe, reliable natural gas services by prioritizing the integrity and safety of natural gas infrastructure.

Recognizing the benefit of natural gas research to Californians, Assembly Bill 1002 (Wright, Chapter 932, Statutes of 2000) directed the CPUC to impose a surcharge on all natural gas consumed in California to fund research and development activities specific to natural gas. In the 2004 CPUC Decision 04-08-010, the California Energy Commission was designated as the administrator for the Natural Gas RD&D program. Since August 2004, the Energy Commission has administered this program and has invested more than $131 million in natural gas research projects.

For more information about the Natural Gas R&D Program administered by the Energy Commission, please contact:

Linda Spiegel
California Energy Commission
Public Interest Natural Gas Research Program
1516 Ninth Street, MS-43
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-327-1472

News media, please call: Media & Public Communications Office - 916-654-4989.

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