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Dominion Cove Point

Dominion Cove Point  is located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby. It is one of the nation's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facilities.

Cove Point Liquefaction Project

In October 2011, Dominion Cove Point received authorization from the Department of Energy to enter into contracts to export liquefied natural gas to countries that have free trade agreements with the United States. Dominion filed its application for the Cove Point Liquefaction Project with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) April 1. FERC approved the project in an order released Sept. 29, 2014. A FERC fact sheet on its authorization of the project is available here.

Visit the Cove Point Liquefaction Project website for details on the project. A brochure detailing the project is available here and a list of frequently asked questions is online here.

A comprehensive review of the heavy haul transports is now available.

A quarterly community newsletter is available with details and construction updates. Visit the Cove Point outreach page for archived issues.

Expansion Project Business Opportunities
A website is also available to help local businesses participate in the proposed expansion of the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility. Suppliers, subcontractors, construction product retailers and local businesses that would like the opportunity to work on the project can visit online for more information.

IHI-Kiewit Cove Point, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project, has held local informational meetings on how businesses can participate in the project. You may view the meeting presentation here.

Resource Center

There is much discussion about plans for expanding the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility in Lusby. To help present factual information and counteract inaccuracies, the Board of County Commissioners offers the following resources.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the authority to approve construction for the Cove Point expansion. Dominion’s FERC filing contains details on the proposed facilities to be built and information on its environmental impact, safety, security and more.

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved LNG exports from Cove Point to free trade agreement nations
and to non-free trade agreement nations.

In 2005, the Department of Energy also published a guide to understanding LNG. The guide offers information on the science behind LNG production, storage and transportation.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration offers an overview of the LNG industry.

The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas has information on the LNG industry including details on safety, security and the environment.

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