SOGO 2022 – 2023 Speaker and Activity Schedule



November 2022 - George Ragula, President, RagulaTech


Solving Two Problems with One Technology

Technologies continue to evolve to mitigate odor fade issues in newly constructed house piping carrying natural gas downstream of the meter. Buildings prone to this phenomenon are typically large newly constructed structures (multi-rise apartments buildings, shopping malls, stadiums, etc.) that contain gas piping with little load (usually cooking only). Additionally, older buildings are susceptible to leaks due to aging fuel gas piping and resultant breakdown of pipe sealants used on pipe threads over time.  A break-through technology solution developed in the UK utilizes an internal epoxy barrier coating for the rehabilitation of metallic fuel gas piping in-situ, that also has the potential to eliminate odor fade.





December 2022 - Holiday Gathering


Not for profit benefactor TBA



January 2023 - *Note: The presentation –

William V. Slade, Project Specialist Emerging Issues Environment, Health and Safety, Con Edison

has been moved to March


Speaker to be determined


February 2023


Combined meeting with Society of Gas Lighters - TBA



March 2023 - William V. Slade, Project Specialist Emerging Issues Environment, Health and Safety, Con Edison


Con Ed Program to Comply with New York States PSC GHG Emission Order

The Joint Utilities in New York were ordered by the New York State Public Service Commission in May 2022 to develop a methodology for determining the greenhouse gas emissions of their gas systems.  The Commission directed that the scope of the inventory was to range from the wellhead to the customer meter.  The utilities worked with the agencies to develop a methodology that could reflect the increasing use of certified gas as well as reflect utility efforts to reduce and to avoid distribution system emissions.  This presentation will describe the process that led to the final product, as well as the role that emerging leak detection technologies may play in the future.


April 2023


Speaker to be determined


May 2023


Presentation of the Dick Morgan Heroism Award


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