Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Dominion
  • Website:
  • Location: Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Maryland, USA
  • Capacity: 5.0 million tons/annum
  • Status: In operation

Brief Description

  • The Project is envisaged to build a new LNG liquefaction plant in the existing Cove Point LNG import terminal owned and operated by Dominion (in Maryland, the United States), enabling Dominion to provide natural gas liquefaction service for export in the form of LNG.
  • The liquefaction project is expected to cost between $2.5 billion and $3.5 billion
  • The terminal is connected to the Dominion Transmission Gas Pipeline

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • IHI/Kiewit: EPC contractor
    • GE Oil & Gas: Supply of gas compression trains
  • Licensor: Air Products

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Project was completed in 2018

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: gas is supplied from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays
  • Customers:
    • Sumitomo & Tokyo gas
    • GAIL has booked 50% of the capacity for 20 years


  • 2011 - Dominion Files With Department of Energy to Export LNG From Cove Point
  • 2012 - Dominion launches talks with Sumitomo & Tokyo gas
  • 2013 - Court decision in favour of Dominion removes serious obstacle to the project
  • 2013 - Gail buys capacity at the terminal
  • 2013 - IHI/Kiewit JV awarded EPC
  • 2013 - GE awarded contract for compression
  • 2013 - U.S. Department of Energy gives approval for natural gas exports to non-Free Trade Agreement countries
  • 2014 - FERC issues Environmental Assessment
  • 2014 - Final permission granted by FERC
  • 2015 - Ground breaking ceremony
  • 2018 - Terminal commissioned

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Dominion Files With Department of Energy to Export LNG From Cove Point
  2. Commencement of Negotiation regarding Procurement of U.S. Natural Gas from Cove Point LNG Project
  3. Dominion Cove Point Moves Closer to Liquefaction Project After Court Decision on Sierra Club Claims
  4. GAIL books capacity in the Cove Point LNG liquefaction terminal in the US
  5. GE Technology to Power Dominion’s Cove Point LNG Liquefaction Project in Maryland
  6. Air Products Wins LNG Technology and Equipment Order for Maryland Facility
  7. Dominion Welcomes DOE Approval For Natural Gas Exports From Cove Point
  8. FERC issues Environmental Assessment on the Cove Point Liquefaction Project
  9. Dominion Welcomes FERC Approval Of Cove Point LNG Export Project
  10. GAIL subsidiary signs agreement to procure natural gas for liquefaction at Cove Point, US
  11. Dominion Energy Cove Point Enters Commercial Service for Liquefied Natural Gas Export
  12. IHI/Kiewit JV Partnership wins EPC contract for Cove Point LNG facility
  13. Dominion, Business Partners Celebrate Construction Of Cove Point Liquefaction Project

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