Stable Isotope Natural Gas Reference Materials

Science Center Objects

Please send an email expressing interest in the HCG Gas Reference Materials to either awarden@usgs.gov, mdreier@usgs.gov, or mcuara@usgs.gov and you will be contacted prior to the next distribution date.

ORDERS ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED

Please send an email expressing interest in the HCG Gas Reference Materials to either awarden@usgs.gov, mdreier@usgs.gov, or mcuara@usgs.gov and you will be contacted prior to the next distribution date.

 

Ordering

Distribution of the HCG Gas Reference Materials occurs twice a year if there are orders to be filled. Orders are accepted at any time.  Given the limited quantity of gas available, purchasers are restricted to one purchase every three years. The HCG Gas Reference Materials are distributed in 50 mL stainless steel vessels equipped with one (1) standard ¼” NPT fitting and pressurized to approximately 50-75 psi.  The HCG Gas Reference Materials are only sold as a set of three. Technical questions related to HCG Gas Reference Materials and information regarding placing an order should be directed to:

 

Augusta Warden
U.S. Geological Survey
P.O. Box 25046
Denver Federal Center, MS 977
Denver, CO 80225 USA

Tel: 1 303 236-9375
Fax: 1 303 236-3202
Email: awarden@usgs.gov

Mark Dreier
U.S. Geological Survey
P.O. Box 25046
Denver Federal Center, MS 977
Denver, CO 80225 USA

Tel: 1 303 236-9371 
Fax: 1 303 236-3202
Email: mdreier@usgs.gov

Mirian Cuara 
U.S. Geological Survey
P.O. Box 25046
Denver Federal Center, MS 939
Denver, CO 80225 USA

Tel: 1 303 236-1611
Fax: 1 303 236-0459 
Email: mcuara@usgs.gov

Individuals requesting to place an order for the HCG Gas Reference Materials will receive an order form to be completed in full and returned to Mirian Cuara. A user agreement form will then be sent to the purchaser for signature and must be returned to Ms. Cuara. Purchases by other agencies of the U.S. Government must be identified prior to completing the order form, as separate procedures apply.

User Agreements

In order to comply with the United States Economy Act, 31 USC 1535A, the USGS Technology Transfer Office requires that all purchasers of HCG Gas Reference Materials complete and sign an agreement stating that the acquisition of the reference materials from the USGS falls within the authority of the agency to enter into cooperative research and development agreements.

 

Shipping

The USGS will arrange and cover the cost of shipping for orders within the US and Canada. Shipping to locations outside of the US and Canada are the responsibility of the purchaser. For international shipments, the purchaser is responsible for making all of the shipping arrangements and covering all of the expenses associated with international sample shipping. If special packaging and labelling are required, it will be the responsibility of the purchaser to notify the USGS and, if requested, supply any additional shipping materials.

 

Payment Options

Domestic/International Customers
Payments can only be made online through ACH (Pay.gov)

USGS Customers
Payments will be handled through VA transfer

Other Federal Agencies
Please contact Mirian Cuara for more information.