GMRC was founded in response to the rapid expansion of natural gas pipeline facilities in the United States following World War II. The inflation of pipeline production resulted in the construction of thousands of compressor stations, allowing natural gas to flow quickly and smoothly through the pipelines.
However, due to limited knowledge and technology used in their design, the compressor stations didn’t live up to their expectations. Further research was needed to improve the quality and efficiency of the pipeline facilities and gas compressor stations. As a result, GMRC was established in 1952 to support the continual research of gas compression and related equipment.