Another Cheniere executive joins Souki at Tellurian

Tellurian Investments on Monday said that another former executive of Cheniere Energy, R. Keith Teague, joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer. 

Teague served as executive vice president – asset group at Cheniere where he was responsible for the development, construction and operation of the liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline assets, Tellurian said in a statement.

President and CEO Meg Gentle, who also jumped ship from Cheniere, said that in Teague oversaw the design and permitting of over 40 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of liquefaction capacity in Louisiana and Texas, the delivery of the Creole Trail Pipeline, and the first two trains at Sabine Pass.

Tellurian Investment’s chairman Charif Souki, who was ousted as Cheniere’s CEO, before starting up the new company with Martin Houston, former COO of BG Group, added that Teague will work on ensuring the development of the company’s proposed Driftwood LNG project.

Driftwood LNG is a 26 mtpa export facility proposed near Lake Charles, Louisiana, and in the engineering design and pre-filing phase of the project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Driftwood LNG’s pre-filing request on June 6, 2016.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Driftwood LNG’s pre-filing request in June, 2016, and Tellurian expects construction to begin in 2018 with operations to start in 2022.

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