MIT: The Future of Natural Gas

MIT: The Future of Natural Gas

Read the final full report

ACSF co-sponsored a comprehensive three-year study on the role of natural gas in the American economy initiated by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).  The study, launched in 2008, was carried out by a multidisciplinary team of 30 MIT faculty members, researchers and graduate students, with advice from 16 leaders from industry, government and environmental groups.  The final report reviews the future of natural gas through 2050 from the perspectives of technology, economics, politics, national security and the environment.

An final report was released on June 9, 2011 and is available from MITEI.  Read the final full report (Adobe PDF document).


In the Press

An M.I.T. Plan for Natural Gas With Planet in Mind: New York Times, June 9, 2011

MIT: Natural Gas to Become More Entwined in US Economy: SNL Financial, June 9, 2011

Natural Gas Gives Edge to US Manufacturers: Financial Times, June 8, 2011

The Future of Natural Gas:, June 28, 2010

Does Our Energy Future Line in Natural Gas?:  Consumer Affairs, June 28, 2010

The Future of Natural Gas: RedOrbit, June 28, 2010

Offshore Drilling Uncertainty Likely to Boost Search for Onshore Deposits: allvoices, June 28, 2010‎

Study Says Natural Gas Use Likely to Double: New York Times, June 25, 2010

MIT study urges US gas industry to back price on carbon emissions: Platts, June 25, 2010

For climate relief, US will turn to gas:, June 25, 2010

MIT Researchers See Natural Gas as the Choice for Lower Carbon Emissions: New York Times, June 25, 2010

MIT: The Future Is A (Natural) Gas: Forbes, June 25, 2010

Natural Gas Seen as Key in a Carbon-Constrained Future: Greentech Media, June 25, 2010

MIT Releases Major Report: The Future of Natural Gas:, June 25, 2010

MITEI-led Study Offers Comprehensive Look at The Future of Natural GasMIT News, June 25, 2010

Natural Gas Use to Double in US in Coming Decades: MIT Report: Treehugger, June 25, 2010‎