Dominion Energy Inc. provided a status update yesterday during a Q3 earnings call on the Dominion Energy Cove Point export project. The company noted construction is on time and on budget.
All the Cove Point Liquefaction systems are currently in the commissioning phase. The U.S. Department of Energy has approved exporting of commissioning cargoes. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has also approved introduction of hydrocarbons to generate LNG. Dominion plans to start LNG production in November and expects the export facility to be in service by the end of 2017.
Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer said, “The Cove Point Liquefaction construction is effectively complete and the facility is going through its advanced‐commissioning phase. The work continues on‐time and on‐budget and we expect to be in‐service by the end of the year.”
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.