Cove Point LNG Facility
Cove Point’s operations currently consist of LNG import and storage services at the Cove Point LNG Facility and the transportation of domestic natural gas and regasified LNG to Mid-Atlantic markets via the Cove Point Pipeline. Following binding commitments from counterparties and regulatory approvals, construction is in progress on a liquefaction facility that will enable Dominion to operate the Cove Point LNG Facility as a bi-directional facility, able to import LNG and vaporize it as natural gas or to liquefy domestic natural gas and export it as LNG.
The Cove Point LNG Facility includes an offshore pier, LNG storage tanks, regasification facilities and associated equipment required to (1) receive imported LNG from tankers, (2) store LNG in storage tanks, (3) regasify LNG and (4) deliver regasified LNG to the Cove Point Pipeline.
For more information, please visit the Cove Point homepage on Dominion's website.
Cove Point - Current Facilities
Peak regasifiaction capacity of approximately 1,800 MDt/day
7 LNG storage tanks with aggregate storage capacity of 695,000 cubic meters of LNG or 14.6 Bcfe, all of which is fully contracted
Cove Point Pipeline
Equipped to handle super tankers
Existing Liquefier (unrelated to the Liquefaction Project)
Liquefaction capabilities of approximately 15 MDt/day of natural gas and is primarily used to liquefy natural gas received from domestic customers that store LNG in our tanks for use during peak periods of natural gas demand
Growth at Cove Point - The Liquefaction Project
Cove Point is in the process of constructing the Liquefaction Project, which will consist of one LNG train with a design nameplate outlet capacity of 5.25 Mtpa. Under normal operating conditions and after accounting for maintenance downtime and other losses, the firm contracted capacity for LNG loading onto ships, will be approximately 4.6 Mtpa (0.66 Bcfe/d). Cove Point has authorization from the United States Department of Energy to export up to 0.77 Bcfe/d (approximately 5.75 Mtpa). Once completed, the Liquefaction Project will enable the Cove Point LNG Facility to liquefy domestically produced natural gas and export it as LNG. The Liquefaction Project is being constructed on land already owned by Cove Point, which is within the developed area of the existing Cove Point LNG Facility, and will be integrated with a number of the facilities that are currently operational. The estimated project cost is $3.4 - $3.8 billion exclusive of financing costs. Domestic natural gas will be delivered to the Cove Point LNG Facility through the Cove Point Pipeline for liquefaction and will be exported as LNG.
Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission (DCGT) is an interstate natural gas transportation company delivering natural gas to wholesale and direct industrial customers throughout South Carolina. The current DCGT system consists of ~1,500 miles of FERC-regulated interstate transmission pipelines with approximately 770 Mmcf/day. One growth project is currently under development and will increase the total contracted capacity to approximately 850 MMcf/day. This project has binding customer agreements and is expected to be in-service by the end of 2017.Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission System Map
Iroquois Gas Transmission System
Iroquois is a 416-mile FERC-regulated interstate pipeline extending from U.S.-Canadian border through New York and Connecticut with a demand-driven contract profile, serving utilities and local distribution companies in the Northeast. The pipeline system is equally owned 50 percent by two TransCanada subsidiaries and 50 percent by two Dominion subsidiaries.
Questar Pipeline transports and stores natural gas. Questar's pipelines interconnect with major regional pipelines, and its system is strategically located to serve major gas-producing basins in the Rockies.