Driftwood LNG

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Driftwood LNG LLC, owned by Tellurian Inc., is developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and export terminal on the west bank of the Calcasieu River, south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Once complete, the terminal will be able to export up to twenty-seven million, six hundred thousand tonnes of LNG per year to customers worldwide.

Driftwood LNG

Driftwood has a Lump-Sum Turn Key (LSTK) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Bechtel that guarantees cost, performance and schedule after Notice To Proceed (NTP) is issued. It has received all significant permits required for construction and operation, has progressed the engineering design to ~30% complete, and has completed the purchase and lease of approximately 1,200 acres of real estate ensuring an ideal construction site with ample laydown area for equipment and deep-water access for shipping. In April of 2022 a Limited Notice To Proceed (LNTP) was issued to Bechtel to initiate on-site demolition and civil site preparation activities, as well as the construction of critical foundations.

Driftwood LNG will create approximately ~6,500 construction jobs, and ~400 operational jobs.

Driftwood LNG Proposed
Project Schedule

November 2017

Fully-wrapped EPC contract

September 2018

Draft FERC Environmental Impact Statement

January 2019

Final FERC Environmental Impact Statement

April 2019

Final FERC Order

May 2019

DOE license to export to non-FTA countries

2Q 2019

Completed open seasons on pipelines

Q2/Q3 2021

Executed Phase 1 LNG SPAs


Secure project financing

Driftwood LNG Location

Driftwood LNG Map

Driftwood LNG artist illustration