Dominion Energy is one of the largest energy utility companies in the United States, with 16,200 employees and operations in 18 states. It delivers electricity and natural gas to nearly 5 million homes and businesses, and its operations include 25,600 megawatts of electric generating capacity, 66,300 miles of natural gas gathering, transmission, distribution and storage pipelines, 64,200 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines, and one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems.
Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Terminal is located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Maryland, south of Washington, D.C. The facility is strategically situated where it can receive transport vessels, store liquefied natural gas (LNG) onshore, then transform it back to gas when it is needed to meet demand in the Mid-Atlantic. The current Cove Point Liquefaction Project will allow Dominion Energy to liquefy natural gas and store and load it on customers’ vessels for export.
While the gas liquefied at Cove Point may be sourced from a wide variety of areas, Cove Point – located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, MD – is a premier facility in terms of direct access to the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, two of the most prolific natural gas basins in North America.
The Liquefaction Project is expected to be in-service in early 2018.