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Tellurian appoints Executive VP and COO

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Tellurian Investments has announced the appointment of R. Keith Teague as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).Mr Teague recently left Cheniere Energy, where he served as Executive Vice President – Asset Group.

Recently appointed President and CEO of Tellurian Investments, Meg Gentle, said: “Keith brings a tremendous amount of talent and expertise to our team. At Cheniere, he was responsible for the development, construction and operation of the liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline assets. In this capacity, he oversaw the design and permitting of over 40 million tpy of liquefaction capacity in Louisiana and Texas, the delivery of the Creole Trail Pipeline, and the first two trains at Sabine Pass ahead of schedule, on budget and at a very low cost compared to the rest of the industry. He was successful building a team to manage the projects and he ensured a smooth transition from the construction phase to operations.”

Chairman, Charif Souki, added: “Keith will be an integral part of our management team and I look forward to working with him again to ensure the success of Tellurian’s first project, Driftwood LNG.”

Driftwood LNG is a proposed 26 million tpy LNG export facility, to be located near Lake Charles, Louisiana, US. Driftwood LNG is in the engineering design and pre-filing phase of the LNG project. The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Driftwood LNG’s pre-filing request on 6 June 2016. Tellurian expects construction to begin in 2018 and the LNG project to become operational in 2022.

Tellurian was formed in February 2016 by Charif Souki and Martin Houston to build natural gas liquefaction and export projects along the US Gulf Coast.Tellurian entered into a merger agreement with Magellan Petroleum Corp. on 2 August 2016, and expects the agreement to close in 4Q16.

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