FERC on Friday gave Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG LP the all-clear to start service on its Eastern Market Access Project, a 150,000 Dth/d brownfield expansion designed to meet utility demand in the greater Washington, DC, region.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff said Friday Dominion can place all facilities associated with the $147.3 million project into service, except for a second delivery tap in Charles County, MD.

The project originally proposed building a compressor station in Charles County; upgrades at the Loudoun Compressor Station and at the Loudoun Metering and Regulating Station, both in Loudoun County, VA; and modifications and upgrades at the existing Pleasant Valley Compressor Station in Fairfax County, VA.

Dominion later asked FERC to amend its certificate to remove the proposed Charles County compressor, which lowered the total capacity for the expansion from 294,000 Dth/d to 150,000 Dth/d. Washington Gas Light Co. and Mattawoman Energy LLC had originally signed on as customers for the capacity, but Mattawoman later dropped out as a project customer, FERC filings show.

The Eastern Market Access Project received a favorable environmental assessment in 2017.