Department of Energy

Secretary Perry to Travel to Maryland for Debut of Cove Point LNG Export Facility

July 24, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tomorrow, Thursday, July 26, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG Export Facility in Lusby, MD. He will tour the facility, provide remarks, and participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. After these events, Secretary Perry will hold a brief media availability.

The completion of the Cove Point LNG export expansion project makes it just the second LNG export facility in the continental United States, accompanying Sabine Pass in Louisiana. These two facilities ship American LNG to 30 nations on five continents, and have increased U.S. exports of LNG from 0.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2016 to 1.94 Bcf/d in 2017 – with a combined export capacity of 3.6 Bcf/d. To further build on this expansion and growth, another four U.S. export projects are underway across the nation and will provide 11 billion cubic feet per day of LNG export capacity.

Media interested in attending should RSVP your name, date of birth, and final four digits of your social security number to Karl Neddenien at karl.r.neddenien@dominionenergy.com and Shaylyn Hynes at Shaylyn.hynes@hq.doe.gov by COB today. Please arrive by 7:45 AM with your government-issued ID.

WHO

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

WHAT

Remarks and Media Availability

WHERE

Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Terminal

2100 Cove Point Road

Lusby, MD 20657

WHEN

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:45 AM

For more information on this event please contact Shaylyn Hynes at Shaylyn.Hynes@hq.doe.gov or DOE News at DOENews@hq.doe.gov.