Cove Point LNG Now 78% Complete, On Track to Open This Year

In October 2014 Dominion announced they had officially broken ground on the Cove Point LNG export plant, a project that will inject between $3.4 and $3.8 billion in Calvert County, Maryland and pump upward of 1.8 billion cubic feet per day of cheap, abundant Marcellus and Utica Shale gas (see Dominion Breaks Ground on Cove Point, MD LNG Export Facility). Anti-drilling zealots have been desperate to stop the facility in a vain attempt to stop “fracked gas.” The Sierra Club, among others, has repeatedly launched frivolous lawsuits. They’ve all failed. Dominion released a video update (below) that shows the facility is now 78% complete and “on track for an in-service date in late 2017.” There are currently 1,800 construction workers on site. All of the concrete has been poured, the sound wall is finished, and more than 50% of the steel has been installed for this project. Some 31 of the 34 barge loads have been received and 68 of the 77 heavy haul deliveries have been transported. It is all systems “go” for this project…

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