HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tellurian Inc. (Tellurian) (NASDAQ: TELL) continued to build its global natural gas business during the first quarter of 2018. Notable Tellurian achievements:
- Initiated a process to raise $24 billion for Driftwood Holdings, which will own the Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, one or more pipelines, and natural gas production assets; engaged Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (Goldman Sachs) and SG Americas Securities, LLC (Société Générale) to serve as financial advisors.
- Conducted non-binding open seasons through its subsidiaries to secure prospective shippers on two newly proposed pipelines - Haynesville Global Access Pipeline (HGAP) and Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP). The pipelines are part of Tellurian’s previously announced proposed pipeline network, the development of which is expected to represent an approximately $7 billion investment in U.S. infrastructure and to create approximately 15,000 jobs in Texas and Louisiana.
- Generated approximately $6 million in revenue from LNG marketing, and approximately $1 million from natural gas sales.
- Received a $50 million investment from an affiliate of Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc.
President and CEO Meg Gentle said, “There are more than 20 companies conducting detailed analysis in our data room for Driftwood Holdings and we expect to be able to identify our partners soon. We intend to begin construction of the Driftwood LNG terminal in 2019 and produce first LNG in 2023.”
|Estimated Driftwood project timeline|
|Draft Environmental Impact Statement||1H 2018|
|Final Environmental Impact Statement||12 October 2018|
|FERC order and Federal Authorization Decision Deadline||10 January 2019|
|Driftwood final investment decision||1H 2019|
|Begin construction||1H 2019|
Tellurian ended its first quarter of 2018 with approximately $112.5 million of cash and cash equivalents and remains debt free. We have a strong balance sheet consisting of $280.0 million in assets, of which $91.0 million represents our proved natural gas properties.
Tellurian reported a net loss of approximately $25.2 million, or $0.12 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
About Tellurian Inc.
Tellurian was founded by Charif Souki and Martin Houston and is led by President and CEO Meg Gentle. Tellurian intends to create value for shareholders by building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitably delivering natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG trading, and infrastructure that includes an ~ 27.6 mtpa LNG export facility and an associated pipeline. Tellurian is based in Houston, Texas, and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “TELL”.
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