Dominion Seeks Approval For Two Projects To Move Additional Natural Gas To Market

  Dominion Seeks Approval For Two Projects To Move Additional Natural Gas To
                                    Market

-- New Market project in upstate New York would serve National Grid companies

-- Clarington project in West Virginia would provide reliable route for gas
supplies

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., June 3, 2014

RICHMOND, Va., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) yesterday asked
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve two projects that
would provide additional natural gas supplies from the ever-growing production
in the Appalachian Region.

The New Market project in upstate New York improves access for National Grid
to meet its customers' growing demand for natural gas, while the Clarington
project in West Virginia provides a secure and reliable route to transport
growing gas supplies out of the Appalachian basin to market.

Dominion filed applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and
Necessity with the FERC, the federal agency responsible for reviewing and
authorizing interstate natural gas transmission projects. The approximate
costs of these two projects are $235 million.

"We are pleased that we can support our customers' growing needs. Natural gas
produced from the Marcellus and Utica shales in the Appalachian region of West
Virginia and Ohio is expected to continue its strong and rapid growth," said
Diane Leopold, president of Dominion Energy. "Our interstate pipeline system
is uniquely positioned to transport Appalachian production as our pipelines
traverse the area of significant supply growth. Additional firm transportation
capacity for new natural gas supplies for both projects also will alleviate
the possibility of shortages by providing more gas to market."

New Market Project

The New Market project would provide 112,000 dekatherms (Dth) per day of firm
transportation service. Just more than 33,000 horsepower of compression would
be added in upstate New York to Dominion Transmission's existing system. The
project will improve access to natural gas to serve two National Grid
subsidiaries, Niagara Mohawk and Brooklyn Union. If approved and the FERC
issues the certificate in April 2015, construction would begin in late summer
2015 and the project would be placed into service by November 2016.

The project includes:

  oTwo new compressor stations of approximately 11,000 horsepower each in
    Madison County, N.Y., and Chemung County, N.Y.
  oApproximately 11,000 of additional horsepower of compression at Dominion's
    current Brookmans Corners Station in Montgomery County, N.Y.
  oUpgrades at the existing Borger, Utica and Brookmans Corners stations

Clarington Project

The Clarington project would provide 250,000 dekatherms (Dth) per day of firm
transportation service. It would add approximately 16,000 horsepower of
compression at existing stations in West Virginia and Ohio, and provide
incremental firm transportation services and increased access for production
in the Appalachian Region to market. If approved and the FERC issues the
certificate in May 2015, construction would begin in October 2015 and the
project would be placed into service by November 2016.

The project includes:

  oThe addition of two compressors totaling 10,000 horsepower at the existing
    Mullett Compressor Station in Monroe County, Ohio.
  oAdditional 6,000 horsepower of compression at existing Burch Ridge
    Compressor Station in Marshall County, W.Va.
  oA new interconnection with CNX Gas Company near Lightburn, W.Va., to
    receive Appalachian gas and deliver it to Texas Eastern Transmission and
    Rockies Express Pipeline in Monroe County, Ohio.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy,
with a portfolio of approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles
of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of
electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest
natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity
and serves utility and retail energy customers in 10 states. For more
information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.

SOURCE Dominion

Website: http://www.dom.com
Contact: Frank J. Mack, Media Relations, (804) 771-3141, frank.mack@dom.com;
Nathan Frost, Investor Relations, (804) 819-2187, nathan.j.frost@dom.com
 
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