Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG LP asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to place in commercial operation most facilities associated with its Eastern Market Access pipeline project by Aug. 30 in order to provide a project customer with natural gas transportation service.
In the Aug. 14 in-service request, the Dominion Energy Inc. subsidiary said it has completed construction and made good progress on restoration. The request excluded a second delivery tap for Washington Gas Light Co., the sole project customer. Dominion Energy Cove Point will submit a second in-service request for this piece once construction is complete.
FERC issued a Natural Gas Act certificate for the Eastern Market Access project in January 2018. The project expanded the Dominion Energy Cove Point system, an 88-mile pipeline in Maryland. It included delivery taps and modifications to two Virginia compressor stations.
On May 6, Dominion Energy Cove Point requested an amendment to the certificate that eliminated a compressor station in Charles County, Md., and scaled back natural gas transportation capacity from 294,000 Dth/d to 150,000 Dth/d. The developer told FERC that Mattawoman Energy LLC would no longer be a customer, leaving Washington Gas with the remaining gas transportation capacity. Washington Gas will use the capacity to serve its customers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. (FERC docket CP17-15)