World’s Newest Liquefaction Terminal Opens Doors to WGC 2018 Delegates
Jan 23, 2018

The 27th World Gas Conference (WGC 2018) takes place in Washington DC from June 25-29, 2018 and is the first time in WGC’s 87 year history that it will be held in a country that is both the world’s largest gas consumer and gas producer. As part of the conference and exhibition, delegates also have the unique opportunity to add Technical Tours to their experience, to visit some of the region’s key energy sites.

Dominion Energy Cove Point Terminal, located in Lusby, Maryland, not far from Washington DC, will open liquefaction service in early 2018. It has just been announced that WGC 2018 delegates will be offered an opportunity to visit the world’s newest liquefaction terminal this June - the premier facility in terms of direct access to the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, two of the most prolific natural gas basins in North America.

The facility is strategically situated on the Chesapeake Bay where it is easily accessed by natural gas transmission lines and transport vessels. The current Cove Point Liquefaction Project will allow Dominion Energy to liquefy natural gas and store and load it on tanker ships for its customers to export.

WGC 2018 marks the first time in 30 years that the WGC has been held in the US and it comes to Washington DC at an exciting time, with the US recently becoming a net gas exporter for the first time in 60 years. Last year’s Potential Gas Committee assessment also reported a record future supply of natural gas in the US – the highest resource evaluation in the Committee’s 52 year history.

Conference delegates will have the chance to visit two other key sites in the region - BGE’s LNG Plant and Gas Control Center and LNG Peak Shaving Facility in Baltimore, MD and the Washington Gas Pipetown and Gas Control Operations Facility in Springfield, VA. All Technical Tours will take place on Monday June 25 prior to the conference and exhibition opening on Tuesday June 26, 2018. Places are limited and must be booked online during the delegate registration process at

Early Bird Delegate registration closes on January 31, 2018 – those who book online before this date will save $500 on the delegate fee.

About WGC 2018

The 27th World Gas Conference is the leading global gas industry event and is the definitive gathering of influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy-makers and experts from around the world.

You will hear critical business insights and lively debates on the most topical issues facing the global gas industry today and in the future.

From June 25-29, 2018, Washington DC is expected to host 12,000 attendees, 600 speakers and 350 exhibiting companies from 100 countries.

Presented by the International Gas Union (IGU), this is the largest and most high-profile gas event that is conducted by the industry for the industry.

For more information and to submit an abstract to speak:

WGC 2018 Preview from CWC Group on Vimeo.

About Dominion Energy

Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Dominion Energy is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of electric generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, storage and distribution pipeline and 6,600 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines.

About the Owners and Hosts of WGC 2018

International Gas Union (IGU)

The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931 and is a worldwide non-profit organisation. The members of the IGU are associations and corporations which represent over 97% of the global gas market. For more information:

American Gas Association (AGA)

The American Gas Association (AGA) was selected to hold the Presidency of the International Gas Union (IGU) from 2015-2018, culminating in hosting the 27th World Gas Conference (WGC 2018) in Washington, D.C. in June 2018.

AGA, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

WGC 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of AGA.
For more information:

Amy Jordan
Head of Marketing
CWC Solutions
Tel: +44 20 7978 0019

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