Today the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted
Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG their request for commissioning activities at
the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Maryland.
The commission activities include: mixed refrigerants and propane refrigeration systems, liquefied natural gas piping to the existing LNG tanks, and permanent fuel gas piping as well as all supporting systems. This approval was based on FERC staff inspections and review of the information included an October 16, 2017 filing.
This authorization does not grant approval for commencement of service. Dominion must receive written authorization from FERC before placing the project into service.
Dominion Energy recently said the facility is expected to enter service by the end of the year. Dominion Cove Point will consist of one LNG train with a design nameplate outlet capacity of 5.25 Mtpa.