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Driftwood LNG receives authorisation for LNG exports

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Tellurian has announced that the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has issued the long-term authorisation for Driftwood LNG to export domestically produced LNG from its proposed export facility to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries.

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said: “I am pleased to announce the order signed today authorising Driftwood, owned by Tellurian Inc., to export up to 3.88 billion ft3/d of natural gas as LNG, to any country that does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States. The United States is now in its third consecutive year as a net exporter of natural gas, now exporting domestic LNG to 35 countries. I applaud the American private sector for continuing to reach new milestones and look forward to continued growth in this sector.”

Tellurian President and CEO Meg Gentle added: “Tellurian thanks the US Administration, Secretary Perry and the DOE staff for their diligence in authorising this order that is crucial to global LNG trade. The US will become a top three LNG exporter and Tellurian intends to do our part in creating US jobs while delivering a cleaner energy supply source to the world.”

This latest announcement follows the news on 18 April 2019 that Tellurian completed another regulatory milestone as the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order granting authorisation for Driftwood LNG. Driftwood LNG is a proposed 27.6 million tpy liquefaction project near Lake Charles, Louisiana, and the associated Driftwood pipeline – a 96 mile proposed pipeline connecting to the facility.

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