On November 13th, 2017 the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG their request to export by vessels the volumes of produced liquefied natural gas related to commissioning activities for the Cove Point Liquefaction Project. The authorization does not grant approval for commencement of service. Dominion must still receive written authorization before placing the project into service.
Dominion Energy Cove Point is located near Lusby, Maryland. The export facility will consist of one LNG train with a design nameplate outlet capacity of 5.25 Mtpa. Cove Point has authorization from the United States Department of Energy to export up to 0.77 Bcf/d of natural gas.
In October, 2017 Dominion stated the company expects the export facility to be in service by the end of 2017.