Community Partnership


Since 2002, the Dominion Foundation has provided nearly $2.3 million in grants within the state of Maryland, including more than $500,000 to Calvert County nonprofits. Dominion employees have logged more than 1,300 volunteer hours in the community around Cove Point since 2005.

The liquefaction project limits local impact

  • No additional local pipelines will be needed for the project. 
  • Many existing facilities, including tanks and the pier, will be used. 
  • Cove Point consists of 1,000 acres, much of which is under conservation easements. The additional facilities required by the project will be built entirely within the existing 130-acre terminal area already used for operations, minimizing land use and environmental impact. 
  • To limit traffic during construction, most construction workers will park offsite and be shuttled in by bus. The temporary offsite parking areas will be restored upon project completion. 
  • A number of road improvements will result from the project. This includes adding a traffic signal and lane extensions at the busy intersection of Maryland 2/4 and Cove Point Road (Maryland 497), and adding or improving turning lanes at Cove Point Road and Little Cove Point Road. View our Road Construction page for details.
  • Construction will not affect Cove Point Park. 
  • Sound barriers hidden by existing tall trees will dampen sound coming from the facility. 
  • A temporary pier built on the Patuxent River will be removed upon project completion. 
  • Large equipment will be moved to the construction site during the night to minimize traffic congestion. 
  • Ships coming to Cove Point will be required to change ballasts outside the bay, just as other ships currently do. 
  • On average the terminal will see about one ship every four days, a minimal change compared with current bay traffic.
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