Innovative Opportunities

LNG Focus & Opps


Chair: Andrew Park, Piedmont Natural Gas

Past Chair: Ryan Smith, Piedmont Natural Gas

SGA Committee Manager: Taylor Wells, Southern Gas Association


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.


  • David Jeong, Associate Member | Energy Worldnet
  • Gokhan Ekici, Member | BHE GT&S
  • Jim Schauer, Associate Member | Energy Worldnet
  • Juan Carlos Rivadeneira, Associate Member | CH-IV International
  • Justin Corwin, Member | Williams Companies
  • Raymond Perez, Member | The Lisbon Group LLC
  • scott zaruba, Member | Black Hills Energy
  • Andrew Park, Chair | Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Ryan Smith, Past Chair | Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Paul Newman III, Member | Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Bobby Morig, Member | TECO Peoples Gas
  • Taylor Wells, SGA Committee Manager | Southern Gas Association