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Dominion makes another request for FERC review start

Source: 
The Associated Press

Days after Dominion Resources announced it had requested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission start review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline it is proposing to bring natural gas to the Southeast, the company said it had also started the ball rolling to get approval to connect its transmission facilities to the pipeline, The Associated Press reports.

Dominion files with FERC to start Atlantic Coast Pipeline process

Source: 
The Associated Press

Dominion Resources has filed papers with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asking for a start to the review process for the proposed 550-mile natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, The Associated Press reports.

Dominion announces solar expansion

Source: 
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Dominion Resources says it will install 2,500 solar panels at a Capital One Financial Corp. project in Virginia with the eventual capacity of 500 kilowatts, as well as purchasing two solar energy projects from EDF Renewable Energy in California totalling 42 megawatts, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Duke-Dominion pipeline move highlights big investment opportunity

Source: 
E&E

Natural gas pipelines and terminals are big capital investment projects that are a natural fit for utilities, and the announcement from Duke Energy and Dominion Resources this week that they were joining the project to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline could be the start of a trend, E&E reports.

Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Gas is being relied upon to generate more of the nation's electricity in recent years because enormous new domestic supplies have drastically lowered its price and because natural gas burns cleaner than the nation's other most important fuel for electric power, coal.

Md. Judge throws out zoning exemption for Cove Point LNG

Source: 
The Associated Press

A county ordinance exempting Dominion Resources’ proposed Cove Point LNG export terminal from zoning laws violates the Maryland’s constitution, according to a ruling from Judge James Salmon, The Associated Press reports.

Divergent views on exporting gas through Chesapeake Bay

LUSBY, Md. (AP) — Dominion Resources' proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet town of Lusby on the Chesapeake Bay.

Some, like longtime resident Tracey Eno are worried about increased air pollution.

"That can't be good for me. I mean that's just common sense," said Eno, 44, who lives 1½ miles from the site. "Is that going to show up as asthma? Lung cancer?

Millstone says faulty relay cause of power loss

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — A spokesman for the Millstone Power Station nuclear plant says a malfunctioning relay caused the loss of power over the weekend.

Ken Holt, spokesman for Connecticut's sole nuclear plant, on Tuesday blamed relay on a transmission line that carries power to and from the Waterford plant.

Power was restored Sunday, several hours after it failed. The plant, owned by Dominion Resources Inc., is still not operating and Holt said officials don't yet know when it will.

FERC: No significant impact in Dominion gas exports plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators concluded Thursday that Dominion Energy's proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose "no significant impact" on the environment — a positive step for the company.

The environmental assessment by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff is a recommendation to the commission, which will decide whether the $3.8 billion project can go forward. Other permits are also required.

"The adverse cumulative impacts that could occur in conjunction with the project would be temporary and minor," the FERC staff said.

Energy provider Dominion 1Q profit falls 23 pct

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit fell more than 23 percent on costs related to the repositioning of its producer-services business despite higher electricity sales.

The Richmond, Va., energy provider posted earnings of $379 million, or 65 cents per share, for the period ended March 31. That's down from $495 million, or 86 cents per share, a year ago.

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