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, which are currently evolving to develop a dynamically responsive forward. We aim to stay in tune with the needs of the future energy system.


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



The currently running GERG project "Development of an Accurate and Consistent Method for Methane Emission Estimation from the Gas Distribution Grid" – short: MEEM DSO project – is developing a pan-European method for estimating methane emissions of the gas distribution grid. The first Phase summary is here 

Download Project Proposal for Phase 2 here            

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.