POSTED August 12, 2019
The International Gas Research Conference 2020 (IGRC 2020) will take place on 24-26 February 2020. Abstraction submission is underway for oral and poster presenters.

POSTED July 2, 2019
On July 1, 2019, Natural Gas Futures (NGF) entered into a partnership with NW Natural, a Portland-based gas utility that serves more than 750,000 homes and businesses across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

POSTED May 24, 2019
Students from Natural Gas Futures at the University of British Columbia participated in the Futures Leaders in Research Poster Competition at the Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference 2019 and won the finalist prizes.

POSTED May 23, 2019
On May 22, Natural Gas Futures convened a discussion panel on methane emissions detection and reduction at the Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference 2019. Five speakers representing the provincial government, technology developer and post-secondary institution presented the challenges, opportunities and progresses to meet the incoming methane emissions regulation.

POSTED May 18, 2019
Organized by Natural Gas Futures (NGF), more than 20 researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) met on May 17 to review UBC’s existing projects in the natural gas value chain, continue collaborations between both campuses, and discuss future directions of the NGF.

POSTED April 18, 2019
Western Economic Diversification Canada today announced $2.38m in new funding for a project to increase the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) from woody biomass including forest residues. You can learn more about the project on the NGF web page.

POSTED April 15, 2019
Join us at the 7th annual Canada Gas and LNG Conference and Exhibit, 21st  – 23rd May 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

POSTED March 31, 2019
Members of the International Gas Union (IGU) R&D and Innovation Committee visited UBC recently to learn more about Natural Gas Futures activities.

blockchain technology

POSTED February 14, 2019
Natural Gas Futures, a research initiative at the University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre focusing on developing sustainable solutions for the responsible use of natural gas, launched a new project to investigate the impact of distributed ledger technology on natural gas supply chain and GHG emissions reduction.

Can natural gas reduce emissions from transport?

POSTED January 29, 2019
A new white paper was published on January 28, 2019 to examine the potential impacts of using natural gas as a fuel for ships and trucks. This study looks at how using natural gas affects greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution, and cost to industry. The paper was co-written with academics at the Imperial College London’s Sustainable Gas Institute and Centre for Transport Studies, and the UBC’s Natural Gas Futures.

Clean Energy Research Centre

POSTED January 23, 2019
The University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has launched a major new initiative to investigate the sustainable development and use of gaseous fuels. Natural Gas Futures (NGF) is supported by a consortium of eight major companies and utilities spanning the entire natural gas value chain, from production and distribution, to storage, refueling, and end use. Research priorities include the elimination of methane emissions and introduction of renewable sources as a means to decarbonize the natural gas energy system.


POSTED January 14, 2019
Dr. Patrick Kirchen’s research team will present at 29th CIMAC World Congress on minimizing greenhouse gas emissions for an LNG powered coastal vessel through operational changes.

Joshua Brinkerhoff

POSTED July 6, 2018
Using computer modelling, Natural Gas Futures researchers at UBC Okanagan are seeking to better understand the environmental and safety consequences of liquefied natural gas (LNG) system failures and spills.

LNG Exhibition

POSTED June 1, 2018
The Natural Gas Research and Innovation Program at the Canada Gas and LNG Exhibition and Conference in 2018 allowed for an injection of cutting-edge technical content, discussion and insight on the show floor which was accessible for all event attendees.


POSTED April 1, 2017
On March 13-15, 2017, over 200 natural gas industry leaders and innovators from Canada, Norway and other countries convened in Vancouver for the Innovations in Clean Natural Gas Program, held in conjunction with the annual #BCTECH Summit.


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