LNG exports get federal approval from Dominion's Cove Point terminal

October 1, 2014

Federal approval of a much-debated liquefied natural gas export facility in Maryland sends a signal for more drilling in Appalachia that the industry began celebrating Tuesday and environmental groups met with more opposition.

Dominion Energy's Cove Point project will allow an outlet for LNG exports closer to the booming Marcellus and Utica shale fields, more than any terminal on the drawing board.

If Richmond, Va.-based Dominion accepts federal guidelines for the project, it would reverse flow on a terminal built to import natural gas before shale-gas drilling flooded the U.S. market.

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