The customers also have signed precedent agreements for service on the 88-mile Cove Point pipeline, which connects the facility to a nexus of interstate natural gas pipelines in northern Virginia.
The customers will procure their own natural gas and deliver it to the
pipeline. Dominion will liquefy the gas, store it and load it into ships brought to the facility on the Chesapeake Bay. Dominion will provide a tolling service, and will not take possession of either the natural gas or the LNG.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at
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