Innovative Opportunities

LNG Focus & Opps


Chair: Andrew Park, Piedmont Natural Gas


The purpose of the LNG Focus & Opportunity Taskforce is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This taskforce focuses on the safe, reliable, effective and efficient construction, operations, and maintenance of LNG Facilities which include technologies, processes, best practices and lessons learned and standards.

Who We Are? Operations supervisors, managers, and directors from across the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Build a community within its peer group to engage in dialogue and facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The group meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting, and holds a roundtable as part of the SGA Conferences.


  • Scott Zaruba, Member | Black Hills Energy
  • Russell Isom, Member | City of Monroe, NC
  • Ryan Smith, Past Chair | Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Rishi Chauhan, SGA Staff Liaison | Southern Gas Association
  • Raymond Perez, Member | The Lisbon Group LLC
  • Paul Newman III, Member | Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Matthew Robert Thron, Member | Xcel Energy
  • Juan Carlos Rivadeneira, Associate Committee Member | CH-IV International
  • Justin Corwin, Member | Williams Companies
  • Jim Schauer, Associate Committee Member | Energy Worldnet
  • David Jeong, Associate Committee Member | Energy Worldnet
  • Andrew Park, Chair | Piedmont Natural Gas