Cove Point LNG Terminal to Undergo Brief Maintenance Shut Down

Reuters reports that Dominion Energy’s (Dominion) Cove Point LNG production and export terminal at Lusby, Md., will undergo a brief shut down for maintenance this coming Fall, possibly for only a few weeks.  According to Dominion’s Chief Executive Officer Thomas Farrell, the Cove Point facility, with a nameplate annual capacity of 5.25 million tonnes of LNG, has been at full production of LNG since April 2018.  According to the report, the project’s capacity is under contract for 20 years to a subsidiary of GAIL (India) and to ST Cove Point, a joint venture between units of Japanese trading company Sumitomo Corp and Tokyo Gas. Tokyo Gas has a contract to buy 1.4 million tonnes/yr of Cove Point LNG for 20 years, and Kansai Electric Power has contracted to take 800,000 tonnes/yr.

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