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Dominion has agreed to provide proprietary technology to Maryland electric utilities that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as lower customers’ electric bills. The proposal comes as part of the approval process for the Cove Point LNG export project. Subject to approval by the Maryland Public Service Commission, Dominion would contribute its Dominion’s EDGE® Grid Efficiency proprietary technology -- valued at more than $20 million -- to support Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act (GGRA).
Calvert County elected officials, business leaders and hundreds of residents have submitted strong letters of support for the Dominion Cove Point natural gas export project with the Maryland Public Service Commission. Those comments were joined by about 20,000 additional comments in support of the $3.4-to-$3.8 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project submitted by members of the building trades, which has been unabashed in their support of the project that would bring 3,000 construction jobs and millions of dollars in economic benefit to the county. (> View our news release for details.)
One of Dominion's wholly-owned subsidiaries, Dominion Midstream Partners, LP ("Dominion Midstream"), has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to its proposed initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests. Dominion Midstream was formed to own, operate and develop natural gas infrastructure assets. Dominion Midstream's initial asset is expected to consist of a preferred equity interest in Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP, which owns and operates liquefied natural gas import, storage, regasification and transportation assets. (> View our news release for details.)
Dominion's final arguments on the Cove Point export project filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission. > Read brief.
A complete analysis using the most recent data shows that exported liquefied natural gas (LNG) has a significant greenhouse gas (GHG) benefit compared to coal. Based on current information, LNG exports would have GHG emissions 43 to 52% lower than coal.
Dominion Resources won an important legal victory last week when a court ruled in favor of its plan to export natural gas from the terminal at Cove Point in Lusby, Md. > Read more.
Proponents and opponents of the plan to build a multi-billion dollar liquefaction facility at a Lusby gas plant are claiming triumph after a well-attended public hearing Saturday, March 1. > Read more.
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled late Friday that Dominion Cove Point could proceed with its plans to add a LNG export facility. The court affirmed a lower court ruling, turning down an attempt by the Sierra Club to stop the project.
Dominion continues to pursue the approvals and permits to start construction, including approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Maryland Public Service Commission.
Why the Environmental Community Should Support Cove Point by Pamela F. Faggert, Dominion's Chief Environmentalist
Dominion has named two officers to its Cove Point LNG Terminal team as it awaits necessary federal and state permits to begin construction of a facility to liquefy natural gas for export. Michael D. "Mike" Frederick, who previously was director-LNG Operations at Cove Point, is returning to the Calvert County facility as vice president-LNG Operations. Robert B. "Bob" McKinley, vice president-Generation Construction for Dominion Generation, is becoming vice president-Cove Point Construction. (> View our news release for details.)
Calvert County and Southern Maryland officials joined citizens, business leaders and labor representatives in Annapolis to show strong support for Dominion’s plan to export natural gas from its Cove Point terminal in Lusby. (> View a video of the meeting.)
Listen to comments below from Calvert County leadership, a business owner and resident, and a trade union representative:
The Maryland Public Service Commission has set the procedural schedule for Dominion’s application to build an electric generation station to power the proposed natural gas liquefaction facility at its Cove Point LNG Terminal in Lusby, Md.
Dominion received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy for natural gas exports to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. (> View news release.) The Washington Post endorsed the DOE’s decision in its September 18, 2013 editions. (> View the Washington Post editorial.)
On October 7, 2011, the DOE approved Dominion’s application to export to countries with Free Trade Agreements. The company filed in March with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval of the proposed facilities.
Dominion filed its FERC Application for the project on April 1, 2013. The FERC Docket No. is CP13-113 and the filing may be viewed on the FERC website. In addition, FERC issued the Notice of Application which opens a comment period in which stakeholders can (1) become an intervenor (i.e., obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceeding) and/or (2) submit comments in support of or in opposition to the project. This comment period ends on May 3, 2013.
Dominion announced that it has reached three major milestones in its Dominion Cove Point LNG liquefaction project, pushing it to the forefront among proposed North American LNG liquefaction projects. (> Get details in our news release.)
View a video featuring Thomas F. Farrell II, Chairman, President and CEO of Dominion Resources, as he tells Wall Street Journal's Russel Gold that companies could profit from exporting natural gas.
Dominion began moving forward with engineering, marketing and regulatory review processes after a declaratory judgment confirmed its right to build liquefaction facilities at Dominion Cove Point. Circuit Court Judge James P. Salmon of Maryland ruled that Dominion Cove Point's agreement with environmental agencies allows it to build liquefaction facilities inside the plant's fenced area and export liquefied natural gas. The Sierra Club had maintained Dominion needed its permission to build the facilities. (> Get details in our news release.)
Dominion commented on a new macroeconomic study from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy that confirms that selling natural gas to other countries will result in net economic benefits for the United States. (> View the news release.)