Tellurian receives construction deadline extension for Driftwood LNG

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an extension to its order authorizing the construction of Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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As extended, the order requires construction to be completed by April 18, 2029, Tellurian said, noting it applied for the extension last year to ensure it had enough time to complete the construction of all five plants of the facility.

Tellurian CEO Octávio Simões said: “Tellurian thanks FERC for working with our team to ensure the safe construction of Driftwood LNG. FERC has been diligent in its oversight, having visited the site 19 times already, and provided careful examination of this extension request.”

“We have invested over a billion dollars into Driftwood LNG’s development, we have our approval to export and all applicable construction permits, and we are eager to provide the world with liquefied natural gas exports.”

To remind, Driftwood LNG is an approximately 27.6 million tons per annum (mtpa) liquefaction export facility, with its phase 1 expected to include two LNG plants with an export capacity of up to 11 mtpa.

In 2023, Tellurian reached an agreement with Baker Hughes to supply eight main refrigerant compression packages for phase 1 of the Driftwood LNG project.

Baker Hughes said the agreement secures a delivery schedule for the eight LM6000PF+ gas turbines, main refrigerant compressors and control units required for phase 1.

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