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Dominion Resources wants to export LNG from Maryland port

By Bob Downing Published: April 1, 2013

From the Associated Press:

A Virginia-based energy company is submitting a 12,000-page application to federal regulators to build a $3.4 billion plant in southern Maryland to export liquefied natural gas.

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources Inc. announced  today it has deals in place with energy companies in Japan and India to buy the gas that would be produced there.

Dominion wants to expand its existing Cove Point plant in Lusby, Md., to produce liquefied natural gas for export. The facility would take advantage of the natural gas boom in the mid-Atlantic associated with the Marcellus shale formation.

Exporting gas allows Dominion to receive a much higher price than on the domestic market, where gas is more abundant.

Environmentalists and consumer advocates oppose the plan, fearing damage to the Chesapeake Bay and higher domestic gas prices.



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