HISTORY


1919

Origin of PVS

Establishment of the Czechoslovak Gas and Water Association (PVS) in Prague. The first president of PVS became Ing. V. Vaigl


1929

The idea of creating an IGU

The idea of creating an International Gas Union (IGU) on the premises of the then French gas association l´Union Syndicale de l´Industrie du Gas with the participation of Czechoslovakia representatives from PSF


1931

IGU and conference

May the establishment of an IGU Temporary Committee with delegates from 23 countries. Doc. Dr. Ing. Tomáš Keclík was elected interim Vice President of the IGU
JuneThe 1st International Gas Conference in London, on which the IGU was officially founded


1938

Suppression of union activity

Suppression of union activity, organization of only annual general meetings


1945

Resumption of PVS activities

Resumption of PVS activities by the first general assembly after the war in Prague


1951

Administrative termination of PVS activities

Administrative termination of PVS activities and transfer of part of the activities to the ČSVTS Gas Company


1989

Resumption of activity

Renewal of activities in the form of an independent professional association, convening of the inaugural congress of the Czechoslovak Gas Association


1990

I. congress

I. Congress of the Czechoslovak Gas Association in Prague


1991

Admission of ČSPZ to IGU

Admission of ČSPZ to IGU as a representative of the Czech-Slovak Federal Republic


1992

II. congress

II. Congress of the Czechoslovak Gas and Oil Association in Bratislava, activities of CSGOA branches of gas plants (Tomáš Tichý was elected President)


1993

Distribution and origin of SGOA

Division into two national associations – Czech and Slovak, establishment of the Slovak Gas and Oil Association, confirmation of continuous membership
Admission of SGOA to IGU
Extraordinary (founding) congress of SGOA in Poprad


1994

I. regular congress of SGOA

I. regular congress of SGOA in Bratislava
Participation of SGOA representatives in the 19th World Gas Congress in Milan


1997

II. regular congress of SGOA

II. regular congress of SGOA in Liptovský Ján
Participation of representatives and presentation of the exposition of the Slovak gas industry at the 20th World Gas Congress in Copenhagen


2000

III. regular Assembly of SGOA

III. regular SGOA Assembly in Bratislava
Participation of representatives at the 21st World Gas Congress in Nice
SGOA becomes a member of DVGW by signing membership in Nice


2001

Establishment of a subsidiary

Establishment of a 100% subsidiary of Slovak gas agency, s.r.o. to ensure joint activities in the gas industry


2003

IV. regular Assembly of SGOA

IV. regular SGOA Assembly in Bratislava
Participation of SGOA representatives in the 22nd World Gas Congress in Tokyo


2006

V. regular SGOA Assembly

V. regular SGOA Assembly in the High Tatras in Štrbské Pleso
Participation of SGOA representatives in the 23rd World Gas Congress in Amsterdam


2008

Meeting of SGOA representatives

Meeting of SGOA representatives with European Commissioner Ján Figeľ at the European Commission in Brussels


2009

1st official meeting of V4 representatives

1st official meeting of representatives of gas associations of V4 countries in Bratislava
VI. regular assembly of SGOA in Bratislava
Participation of SGOA representatives in the 24th World Gas Congress in Buenos Aires


2012

VII. regular Assembly of SGOA

VII. regular SGOA Assembly in Horni Smokovec
Participation and speeches of SGOA representatives at the 25th World Gas Congress in Kuala Lumpur


2013

Visit of the President of the IGU

Visit of the President of the IGU Mr. Jerome Ferrier in Slovakia


2015

VIII. regular Assembly of SGOA

VIII. regular SGOA Assembly in Horni Smokovec
Participation and speeches of SGOA representatives at the 25th World Gas Congress in Paris


2016

Visit of the President of the IGU

IGU President David C. Carroll visited Slovakia in April 2016


2018

IX. regular Assembly of SGOA

IX. regular SGOA Assembly in Horni Smokovec
Participation and speeches of SGOA representatives at the 27th World Gas Congress in Washington

SGOA Presidents

▪ 1993 – 2000 Peter Bačo
▪ 2000 – 2015 Ing. Pavol Janočko
▪ from october 2015 Ing. Tomáš Malatinský, MBA