Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG terminal loaded its 100th commercial liquefied natural gas ship on Monday, Nov. 11, 19 months after the facility entered commercial service for natural gas liquefaction and export, Kallanish Energy reports.
Located in Lusby, Maryland, Cove Point became the second-largest LNG export facility in the continental U.S. – and the first on the East Coast – when it entered commercial operation on April 9, 2018.
Cove Point produces LNG under 20-year contracts for ST Cove Point, a joint venture of Sumitomo Corp. and Tokyo Gas, and for Gail Global (USA) LNG, the U.S. affiliate of GAIL (India) Ltd.
“This is a major milestone for Dominion Energy and our country as a whole,” said Paul Ruppert, Dominion Energy’s president of Gas Transmission and Storage. “It reflects not only the world-class design and operational excellence of our facility, but also the environmental progress we are making by reducing global reliance on coal, oil and other carbon-intensive energy sources,” Ruppert continued.
Its owners say Cove Point is unique among U.S. LNG terminals for its operational flexibility and demonstrated ability to perform all the functions of an LNG facility, including import, export, vaporization and send out, and liquefaction.
To date, the facility has produced more than 4 billion gallons of LNG, with export ships reaching more than 20 countries worldwide.
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