This month, Dominion personnel will perform maintenance activities on our natural gas pipeline leading to the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal. As part of that process, a small amount of potentially odorized natural gas will be vented to the atmosphere at Cove Point.
These ventings will take place during maintenance activities tentatively scheduled for May 4, 11, 15 and 26, subject to weather conditions and other factors. They should take about 45 minutes or less to complete.
Natural gas is lighter than air, so it disperses quickly when introduced into the atmosphere and should not be detectable. As a standard step to help minimize the potential odor, a citrus fragrance will be released during the venting on Dominion Cove Point property.
Dominion personnel will ensure local emergency management personnel are aware of each event. If you have any questions about these compliance activities or Dominion’s Pipeline Integrity Management Program, please visit our website or call us to learn more.
www.dom.com, search: Integrity or call toll-free: 844-319-2065.