US LNG operator Dominion Energy informed that its Cove Point natural gas liquefaction facility had a flaring even during last week due to an issue with a plant monitor.
The flaring occurred within an isolated section of the site, within a structure designed to safely combust the gases, in compliance with Maryland environmental regulations, the company said in a brief social media statement.
Plant safety systems functioned as designed to ensure safe conditions were maintained, Dominion said, adding that the event posed no safety risk to the public.
The $4 billion Cove Point facility, with a nameplate capacity of 5.25 mtpa, began producing LNG in March last year with the facility shipping its first commercial cargo the following month.
The plant became the second US shale gas-fed LNG export facility following Cheniere Energy’s startup at Sabine Pass in Louisiana.
The LNG export facility produces the chilled fuel for ST Cove Point, the joint venture of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Tokyo Gas, and for India’s GAIL under 20-year contracts.
LNG World News Staff