Dominion's project to add natural gas liquefaction and export capability at its existing Cove Point terminal in Calvert County, MD, has received the blessing of the Maryland Public Service Commission. The certificate was required for two 65 MW steam turbine generators planned for the facility. Waste heat from two combustion turbines, which are used to drive compressors to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG), will be recycled to produce steam to drive the steam turbines. About two weeks ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its environmental assessment of the project, which found that it can be built and operated safely with no significant impact to the environment (see Daily GPI, May 15). The project is estimated to cost between $3.4 billion and $3.8 billion.
Houston-based LNG America and midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Liquiline said they will collaborate on offerings for LNG marine fuel markets in the North American Pacific Northwest and the transport of LNG in ISO (International Organization for Standardization) containers to remote markets in Hawaii and Alaska. Liquiline has pioneered the use of LNG ISO containers for LNG fuel markets in northern Europe; LNG America is developing LNG distribution networks including the country's first Jones Act LNG bunker/shuttle vessels. The joint effort will focus on the movement of LNG over long distance by ISO containers being moved by ship and the servicing of local markets by way of LNG bunker/shuttle vessels. Starting from a base on the U.S. Gulf Coast, LNG America plans to provide LNG through a network of LNG transportation and storage assets enabling the major fuel consumption markets to reliably obtain the fuel (see Daily GPI, June 13, 2013). Liquiline acts as an LNG fuel solutions partner for customers through its LNG sourcing, LNG logistics and LNG terminal solutions.