FERC grants Cove Point LNG’s commercial ops

FERC grants Cove Point LNG's commercial ops

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted approval to Dominion Energy to start commercial operations at its Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland. 

Dominion filed a request on March 2, only a day after Shell’s 136,985-cbm LNG carrier Gemmata departed the plant with the first cargo.

In its request Dominion noted that the Cove Point liquefaction project is mechanically complete and able to physically flow gas.

“All engineering order conditions and commissioning demonstration tests required at Cove Point’s LNG terminal are complete,” the company said in its request.

Responding to the application, FERC said on Monday, March 5, that it grants Dominion’s request to start commercial operations of both the Virginia and Maryland facilities for the Cove Point liquefaction project.

Following FERC staff inspections and review of the commissioning activities, the regulator determined that the “facilities have been constructed in accordance with its approval and applicable standards and can be expected to operate safely as designed.”

The $4 billion Cove Point liquefaction facility is the second US facility to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) from shale.

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

2nd Central and Eastern European Small Scale LNG Forum

The Forum is for LNG industry leaders, who want to keep up to date with Small-Scale LNG latest trends and many other topics!

read more >

2nd Global LNG Forum

Global LNG Forum is an exclusive networking and knowledge-sharing platform for top experts and business leaders in the industry.

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging: 3-Day Training Course – Houston / Feb 2020

This three-day training program provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply the practical skills, knowledge and tools needed to:…

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging: 3-Day Training Course – London / Mar 2020

This three-day training program provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply the practical skills…

read more >