GERG mission and objectives

1Promote innovation in gas technology as a vital contributor to Europe's energy future

2Strengthen the safe transport,distribution and use of natural and renewable gases

3Contribute to a sustainable energy system by developing technology that will:

  • reduce energy intensity
  • reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and particulates
  • enable new gas applications in areas such as infrastructure and distributed generation
  • enable flexible integration with renewable energy systems
  • reduce the cost of the energy transition

4Contribute to regulation, especially concerning environment, safety and efficiency

5Maintain strong links with related industries, research groups and policymakers

6Support and improve the image of the gas industry


GERG was founded in 1961 to strengthen the Gas Industry within the European Community by promoting effective, gas-related R&D.

Since its foundation, GERG has continued to develop and promote collaborative Research Projects, managed through Programme Committees:


GERG publishes several types of documents, all available from this site, such as:


The 2015 GERG Young Researchers prize (formerly Academic Network) took place during EGATEC 2015 in Vienna. Congratulations to the three prize winners, Fernando Perez-Sans, Guillaume Terrasse and Pablo Garcia for their work presented at the event. Further information about the event can be found here. Many thanks to GERG member Shell Global Solutions for generously funding the prizes.                                                  

GERG is proud to be a supporting member of GasNaturally, showcasing the essential role of natural gas in the forthcoming energy transformation. The mitigation of climate change has become one of the most important issues for the gas industry.



European and global energy systems are in a state of transformation as they look to meet the challenges of a low carbon future while maintaining competitiveness and energy security The gas industry must work alongside other players in the energy sector to meet these challenges which include:

The need to reduce emissions for the energy sector, whether for electricity production, heat or transport The need to actively work alongside renewables to increase the efficiency of our low carbon energy supply

GERG through its collaborative approach to technology development at the heart of Europe's energy industry, is making a vital contribution to meeting these challenges.