Dominion’s Cove Point LNG to be shut down for maintenance

Dominion's Cove Point LNG to be shut down for maintenance
Cove Point LNG (Image courtesy of Dominion Energy)

Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland, the second US facility to produce LNG from shale gas, is scheduled to undergo maintenance during the autumn.

Speaking to Reuters, the company’s CEO Thomas Farrell, said the maintenance shutdown would less than a few weeks.

Farrell added that the interruption in LNG exports will depend on the volumes of liquefied natural gas in the storage tanks and whether the capacity, topping at 15 billion cubic feet of LNG, would be exhausted during the maintenance period.

Speaking at the second delivery of a Cove Point LNG cargo to Tokyo Gas terminal in Japan, Farrell added that a significant increase in LNG to be exported to Asia, especially Japan, is to come.

The first cargo to Japan from Dominion’s Cove Point LNG facility with the 5.25 mtpa production capacity departed at the end of April and was delivered to Tokyo Gas on May 21.

ST Cove Point, a joint venture between Tokyo Gas and Sumitomo Corporation booked 2.3 mtpa of LNG produced from the plant for a 20-year term.

Tokyo Gas Group will receive 1.4 million tons per year of that total while 0.8 million tons per year will be delivered to Kansai Electric Group via Sumitomo’s unit PSE.


LNG World News Staff

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