HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tellurian Inc. (Tellurian) (NASDAQ: TELL) continues to build its integrated global natural gas business, focusing on debt reduction during the first quarter of 2021. Subsequent to the quarter end, Tellurian made a voluntary $17 million debt repayment on April 23, 2021, and has now paid off all borrowing obligations.
President and CEO Octávio Simões said, “Tellurian now has a much stronger balance sheet and global customers continue to be very interested in our integrated, market-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) product offering as they build their portfolios with flexible, reliable and cleaner energy sources. Additionally, we are looking forward to expanding our drilling program in 2021, having recently spud a new well in the prolific Haynesville Shale, that we expect to provide valuable revenue.”
Tellurian produced 3.3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas for the quarter ending March 31, 2021 as compared to 3.9 Bcf for the previous quarter. Tellurian’s upstream assets include 9,704 net acres and interests in 72 producing wells as of March 31, 2021.
Tellurian ended its first quarter of 2021 with approximately $58.7 million of cash and cash equivalents and approximately $17.0 million in short-term borrowings (which was repaid in April 2021), and generated approximately $8.7 million in revenues from natural gas sales. Tellurian has a strong balance sheet consisting of approximately $270.3 million in total assets. Tellurian reported a net loss of approximately $27 million, or $0.08 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
About Tellurian Inc.
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 marketing and 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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