The Energy Department conditionally approved Dominion’s Cove Point liquefied natural gas export terminal on September 11. The facility, located in Maryland, has the capacity to export up to 770 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to non-free trade agreement countries for the next 20 years. Cove Point is the fourth export terminal to be approved. Following the announcement, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) said the agency should use the most recent data on natural gas demand and production when reviewing future applications, and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) praised the approval but urged the agency to review pending applications more quickly.