Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG Facility Begins Construction

Tellurian Inc. and Bechtel Energy Inc. are moving forward to begin construction on an LNG export facility that will export approximately 27.6 million tonnes per annum.

Hart Energy Staff

Tellurian Inc. gave contractor Bechtel Energy Inc. the go-ahead on March 28 to begin construction of phase one of the Driftwood LNG terminal, an LNG export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

“Energy security is a leading concern in many countries today and the United States must do our part to supply LNG to the global market as quickly as possible,” Tellurian president and CEO Octávio Simões commented in a company release.

Driftwood LNG is a proposed approximately 27.6 million tonnes per annum (mpta) liquefaction export facility, anticipated to include two LNG plants with an export capacity of up to 11 mtpa. The project is one of the proposed LNG export facilities currently under development in the U.S. as the country aims to boost gas supply to Europe in wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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