Dominion Energy reported a substantial second-quarter loss as it accounted for the cancellation of plans to complete the 1.5 Bcf/d Atlantic Coast Pipeline that would have fed Appalachian Basin natural gas to markets in the US’ mid-Atlantic region.  It also announced it will replace CEO Thomas Farrell on Oct .1, acknowledging the upcoming transition back to a regulated utility-focused business from the diversified energy infrastructure company that Farrell had heralded was the right time to implement previously designed succession plans. Farrell will become executive chairman, although he said during an investor conference call that there was “no established time frame” for him remaining in that role. Robert Blue, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer, will become CEO. […]