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The US Department of Energy (DoE) has extended the terms of seven long-term LNG export authorizations through 2050 to help preserve what it said was “a vital energy source for…
Free ReadThe US Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a rule to exclude some licensing and environmental requirements for liquefied natural gas export projects that had previously been required in a…
Nine shale gas producers in the US Appalachian Basin have spent half a billion dollars more during Q3-2020 on drilling and new projects than they earned. According to the Institute…
Cheniere Energy, the largest US LNG exporter, has told regulators that its Sabine Pass Train 6 project was now more than 44 percent complete as Bechtel is forging ahead with…
Pembina Pipeline Corp., the Canadian infrastructure company, said there was still uncertainty surrounding the future of its Jordan Cove LNG export project in the northwest US state of Oregon as…
Free ReadEnbridge Inc., the Canadian TSO whose gas pipelines connect supply basins and LNG export plants and cities, has filed a federal complaint accusing Michigan Democratic Party Governor Gretchen Whitmer of…
Striving to boost spot market flexibility, the US Department of Energy (DoE) has removed the requirement for long-term LNG export authorization holders to seek separate short-term permits to export volumes.…
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has extended the terms of five long-term liquefied natural gas export authorizations through 2050 for plants in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and Florida. The ruling…
Thursday, 14 January 2021
Free ReadOctober-December exports at 15.76mmt on 31st December - Exports more than doubled over July-September period - Total shipments up 35pct over three-month period last year - Avg. US capacity utilisation at 88pct…
Monthly US LNG Exports (MMt) as of 31st December for the period between 1st October and 31st December, inclusively.
Strong seasonal rise in freight rates is unlikely to happen this autumn, as sustained outages at Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG terminal in Louisiana and at Gorgon LNG Train-2 have caused…
Free ReadUS billionaire investor Warren Buffett is expected to take control of Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland around November 1, 2020. In return, Dominion will receive about…
Spot price differentials between regional U.S. gas trading hub and the benchmark Henry Hub have narrowed in the first half of 2020 amid lower production and a Covid-19-related plunge in…
Making new pitches to investors, Tellurian Inc. forecasts that 100 million tonnes per annum of additional construction is needed because of LNG capacity constraints by 2021 as demand increases. Market…

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Dark clouds hang over Driftwood LNG

Doubts are cast on Tellurian’s ability to complete the Driftwood LNG project on time, or at all, after the company withdrew a proposed public offering which could have raise $1 billion, and later cancelled two sales agreements (SPAs) with Shell and Vitol. CEO Octávio Simões said the public offering was called off due to “uncertain conditions in the high-yield market.” Instead, Tellurian is now looking for equity partners to help finance the project. “The potential corporate and strategic partners we are seeking may want liquefied natural gas volumes that they can sell globally and now we have some capacity to offer that option,” he said. The search for new partners may slow down the project. “It sets us back, definitely. It puts in jeopardy the ability to deliver gas on the schedule that we were hoping to stick to,” explained Chairman Souki. In another blow, Tellurian said that three SPAs covering offtake from Driftwood had been terminated: notable two 3 mtpa deals with Shell and one with Vitol for the same amount. Shell ended its SPAs, while the Vitol agreement was cancelled by Tellurian, according to a regulatory filing. Construction on Driftwood LNG is progressing, funded by Tellurian’s cash and operating cash flow – notably from the Haynesville shale gas sale. CEO Simões also aims to raise $1 billion by selling bonds but the main focus is now to find a strategic investor for the $12 billion project, planned to be operational in 2026 and with regulatory approvals for 27.6 mtpa of output.