Cameron LNG Monthly Construction Progress Report for February 2017

On March 17, 2017 Cameron LNG submitted a monthly progress report to FERC for the Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project in Hackberry, Louisiana. Construction on the project began in October 2014, with commercial operations expected to begin in 2018.

The report noted construction activities continued through the month of February. The activities consisted of civil works, structural steel erection, fireproofing work, installation of equipment, tanks and piping, electrical and instrument works, and tie-in works within the existing facility. Welding of Pipe-In-Pipe continued on the 24” diameter Liquefaction rundown line.

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Above: Train 1 – looking north 

Train 1 Activities

Continued miscellaneous foundation work and area paving

Continued to erect structural steel and install above ground and underground piping

Continued fireproofing work in the pipe racks

Continued installing equipment installation including internals

Continued to install cable trays, conduits, junction boxes, instrument panels and duct banks

Continued testing of South Powerhouse

Started installation of permanent drainage system

Major Equipment Set:  S1-3001 Waste Heat Recovery Unit, RIE1-00002 North Power House

Train 1 Next Month Look Ahead

Continue paving and fireproofing, installing structural steel and piping works and electrical & instrument works

Set LP MR Suction KO Drum and auxiliary equipment for PR MR Compressor Packages

Start fireproofing on equipment

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Above: Train 2 – looking north

Train 2 Activities

Continued foundation works, area paving and LNG trench installation

Continued backfill and compaction

Continued to erect structural steel and piping

Continued installation of above ground and underground piping

Continued installation of cable trays, duct bank, conduit and grounding

Train 2 Next Month Look Ahead

Continue foundation works, backfill and compaction, area paving, equipment installation, structural steel installation and piping and electrical works

Set MCHE, PR MR Compressors

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Above: Train 3 Looking North

Train 3 Activities

Continue installation of underground piping

Continue foundation works, backfill and compaction, paving

Continued installation of duct bank and grounding

Train 3 Next Month Look Ahead

Continue foundation works, backfill and compaction, area paving, , structural steel installation and piping and electrical works

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Above: Existing Facility – looking south

Existing Facility Activities

Completed outage activities on Tank T-202 modifications; T-202 pump discharge piping reinstated into service

Commenced warm-up of T-203 pump discharge piping (CLNG Operations) in order to start piping modifications

Continued structural steel works and piping erection in pipe rack

Continued structural steel activities T-201 (platforms and supports)

Continued installation of internal walls, electrical and plumbing in the Control Room Maintenance Warehouse (CMW) building

Erected foundations for new laboratory and chemical storage buildings

Continue firewater tie-in works and underground piping

Continue foundation works for the North and South Jetty in preparation for installation of Surge Drums Continued welding 24” dia. Pipe-In-Pipe rundown line

Completed concrete pours of table-top slabs for BOG Compressors A, B & C

Tellurian engages Societe Generale as financial advisor for Driftwood LNG

Tellurian Inc. announced today that they have selected SG Americas Securities to provide general financial strategy and planning for the development and financing of Driftwood LNG, their 26 million tonnes per annum LNG export project near Lake Charles, Louisiana.  SG Americas is the US broker-dealer subsidiary of Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking.

Tellurian President and CEO Meg Gentle said, "The advisory team at SG is a leader in LNG financing. With their expertise at hand, we will move forward with the financial structuring of Driftwood LNG. We anticipate construction in 2018 and first LNG from Driftwood LNG in 2022."

Tellurian Investments Inc. was founded as a private company on February 23, 2016, by Charif Souki and Martin Houston. On February 10, 2017, it merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Petroleum Corporation. Upon close of the merger, Magellan Petroleum Corporation changed its name to Tellurian Inc. and is listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol TELL. 

Driftwood LNG authorization export LNG to free trade agreement nations

Tellurian Inc. announced today that their project Driftwood LNG has received authorization from the United States Department of Energy to export LNG to free trade agreement (FTA) nations.

Tellurian has also applied to export LNG to non-FTA nations and expects to file their U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission application later this quarter.

Driftwood LNG is a proposed 26 million tonnes per annum LNG export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tellurian expects to begin construction of Driftwood LNG in 2018 and deliver first LNG in 2022, with full operations in 2025.

Tellurian Investments Inc. was founded as a private company on February 23, 2016, by Charif Souki and Martin Houston. On February 10, 2017, it merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Petroleum Corporation. Upon close of the merger, Magellan Petroleum Corporation changed its name to Tellurian Inc. 

Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Files Formal Application with FERC

Venture Global LNG announced that its subsidiaries, Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC, and Venture Global Gator Express, LLC, have completed the preliminary review process with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). They have now submitted the formal application requesting FERC’s authorization to site, construct and operate the Plaquemines LNG export terminal and the Gator Express pipeline system.

Plans for the 20.0 MTPA Plaquemines LNG facility call for it to be built on a 632-acre site in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  Approximately 30 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, the export facility would include over 7,000 feet of Mississippi River frontage with three LNG loading docks.

In a joint statement, Co-CEOs Bob Pender and Mike Sabel said, “Submitting our formal application is a significant milestone in the development of our second low cost LNG export terminal. With the support of the Plaquemines Port and the Plaquemines Council, this large, attractive site on the Mississippi River is convenient and safely accessible to our international LNG customers.” 

U.S. LNG Exports by the Numbers for 2016

183.87 Bcf : Total volume of U.S. natural gas exports via vessel in the form of LNG in 2016

18 : Number of nations U.S. produced LNG was shipped to via vessel in 2016

29.41 Bcf : Volume of U.S. natural gas shipped to Chile in 2016 (#1 U.S. export destination in 2016).

61 : Number LNG carrier shipments from Sabine Pass in 2016

37 : Number of different LNG carriers used for Sabine Pass LNG exports in 2016

$4.60 : Average Price $/MMBtu at export point (Sabine Pass) for the 61 carrier shipments.

99,577 Mcf : Volume of U.S. gas shipped to Barbados as LNG in ISO containers in 2016.

LNG Vessel Borne Exports of U.S. Natural Gas in 2016 by country below:

Country        Volume Mcf of Natural Gas

Chile             29,405,233

Mexico          27,469,823

China            17,220,633

India             16,915,408

Argentina      16,661,029

Japan           11,137,261

South Korea  10,166,100

Jordan          9,870,110

Brazil            9,196,380

Turkey          8,762,481

Kuwait          7,067,798

Portugal        3,700,091

Egypt            3,606,162

U.A.E.           3,391,066

Italy              3,328,199

Republic       2,944,980

Spain            2,930,435

Barbados      99,577 (All in ISO Containers)

Above Data Source: U.S. Department of Energy LNG Data from February 20th, 2017

Magellan Petroleum Corporation and Tellurian Investments Inc. Finalize Merger

Tellurian, formerly known as Magellan Petroleum Corporation, announced today that it has closed its merger with Tellurian Investments Inc. Tellurian's common stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol "TELL".

Tellurian Investments was founded as a private company in February, 2016, by Charif Souki and Martin Houston. On February 10, 2017, it merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Petroleum Corporation. Their first LNG project is Driftwood LNG, a 26 mtpa LNG export facility located on approximately 1,000 acres on the west bank of the Calcasieu River near Carlyss, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Meg Gentle, Tellurian's President and CEO, said: "We look forward to creating value for our shareholders by delivering clean, low-cost, and reliable liquefied natural gas to the global market. We are developing large scale energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast, including the 26 million tonnes per annum Driftwood LNG facility in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2018."

GasLog to acquire a twenty percent shareholding in Greece's Gastrade

GasLog has announced that it has closed the sale and purchase agreement to acquire a twenty percent shareholding in Gastrade. Gastrade is licensed to develop an independent natural gas system offshore Alexandroupolis in Northern Greece utilizing a floating storage and regasification unit according to a GasLog statement.

This FSRU project would provide a new route and a vital source of gas diversification to a number of countries that are currently highly dependent on pipeline gas in South East and Central Europe. As well as enhancing security of supply in the region, it will promote competition and pricing flexibility. The project has the backing of the Greek and the Bulgarian Governments as well as the support of the EU. It has been assigned the status of an EU Project of Common Interest ("PCI"), that is further designated as a priority EU energy infrastructure project. The front-end engineering and design ("FEED") study is expected to be part-funded by an EU grant, and is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.

Gastrade targets to take final investment decision by the end of 2017 with the Project scheduled to be operational by end of 2019.

Excelerate letter of intent with DSME

Excelerate has announced that it has executed a letter of intent with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the delivery of up to seven floating storage and regasification units. The letter of intent gives Excelerate the ability to order one FSRU in the second quarter 2017.

According to Excelerate the initial specifications are for 173,400 m3 LNG FSRUs with a baseload send-out capacity of 1.0 Bcf/d, but can be modified to suit specific project needs.

"Excelerate Energy is very pleased to continue its longstanding relationship with DSME in building the industry's leading FSRUs. These vessels have been proven in long-term service as safe, efficient and reliable components of our comprehensive suite of LNG import solutions," stated Excelerate Chief Executive Officer Rob Bryngelson. "We believe this is the right time to move forward with DSME as we continue to provide LNG import solutions in a timely and efficient manner around the world."

Consortium to Advance an LNG Import Project in Pakistan

Qatar Petroleum, Total, Mitsubishi, ExxonMobil, and Höegh LNG have announced today their intention to move forward on an LNG import project in Pakistan in collaboration with Global Energy Infrastructure Limited.

The consortium will look to develop a project that includes a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit, a jetty and a pipeline to shore to provide natural gas supply to Pakistan. The FSRU will have a minimum regasification capacity of 750 million cubic feet per day by 2018.

Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum said: "This Consortium will bring together partners with a proven track record of industry-leading performance and a history of delivering projects on time and on budget, while focusing on environmental stewardship."

Linde awarded contract for LNG plant in Russia

The Linde Group announced today it has recently been selected by Gazprom and Project EPC contractor SRDI Oil & Gas Peton as the licenser for a mid-scale liquefied natural gas production, storage and shipment complex in Portovaya, located in Russia at the Baltic Sea. The plant will liquefy natural gas coming from the nearby compressor station which is part of Gazprom’s Nord Stream pipeline. 

“Gazprom’s Portovaya LNG Project, which was jointly developed with the Russian engineering holding Peton, is of utmost importance for us as it represents another milestone for the successful strategic cooperation between Gazprom and Linde in the area of cryogenic natural gas processing and liquefaction,” said Professor Dr Aldo Belloni, Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG. “With a yearly capacity of around 1.5 million tons of LNG, the plant fits very well into Linde’s LNG plant portfolio, bridging the gap between small- and world-scale LNG projects.” 

Under the contract with Peton, Linde will perform basic engineering for the process plant and supply the equipment and related bulk material for the cryogenic units of the plant. 

AB Klaipėdos Nafta preliminary transhipment and revenue results for the January 2017

During January 2017 AB Klaipėdos Nafta reloaded 625 thousand tons of petroleum products into its storage tanks of Klaipeda oil terminal and Subacius oil terminal.  This is 21.1 percent less compared to January 2016, when 792 thousand tons were reloaded. The transhipment decrease is related with the lower volume of petroleum products delivered from Belorussia refineries.

According to AB Klaipėdos Nafta, 619 thousand MWh of natural gas was re-gasified and supplied to the natural gas transmission system during January 2016.  This is 42.2 percent less compared to January 2016, when 1.071 thousand MWh of the natural gas were re-gasified. The volume decreased because terminal users ordered lower capacities.

The preliminary sales revenues of the company’s LNG Terminal for January 2017 was EUR 5.8 million (January 2016 – EUR 6.1 million).

Petroleum products transhipment and LNG re-gasification

2017 2016 Change, %
Petroleum products transhipment, thousand tons 625 792 -21.1%
LNG re-gasification, thousand MWh 619 1,071 -42.2%

Preliminary revenues of the Company, EUR million

2017 2016 Change, %
Klaipeda oil terminal activity 2.6 3.9 -33.3%
Subacius fuel base activity 0.2 0.2 0.0%
LNG terminal activity 5.8 6.1 -4.9%
Total: 8.6 10.2 -15.7%

Williams Partners Expands Pipeline Capacity to Texas LNG Export Facilities

Williams Partners announced yesterday that it has successfully placed into service its Gulf Trace project, a 1.2 million dekatherm per day expansion of the Transco pipeline system.  The Transco pipeline expansion will serve the Sabine Pass Liquefaction export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

“Projects like Gulf Trace, which leverage existing gas pipeline infrastructure, make it possible to connect abundant domestic supply with emerging international markets,” said Rory Miller, senior vice president of Williams Partners’ Atlantic-Gulf operating area. “Williams is well-positioned to take advantage of the projected surge in LNG demand growth, with our Transco pipeline passing through every U.S. state with an LNG export facility currently under construction.”

Williams Partners noted natural gas demand to serve LNG export facilities along the Transco pipeline is expected to grow by approximately 11,000 MDth/d by 2025. In September 2016 Williams Partners filed an application seeking regulatory approval for its Gulf Connector Expansion Project, designed to deliver 475,000 dekatherms per day to feed two liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas.

Transco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners, of which Williams owns controlling interests. 

Excelerate Energy to Install Second FSRU in Port Qasim Pakistan

Excelerate Energy announced yesterday the company will be assisting a consortium of of Engro, Fatima, and Shell deliver a proposed floating LNG terminal and second FSRU to the Pakistan market.

The project site is located across the Port Qasim channel and Pakistan’s first LNG import terminal. When the project comes on line in 2018, the total regasification capacity from Excelerate's two FSRU's at Port Qasim will be over 1 Bcf a day. Enough natural gas to support over 6,000 MW of power generation.

"Excelerate is extremely excited to work with this strong partnership of Engro, Fatima, and Shell to implement this project in what we view as one of the largest markets for natural gas in the world," stated Chief Development Officer Daniel Bustos. "Our project development and operations teams are aggressively reviewing implementation plans for this project. We have been very pleased to be involved with the country's first floating LNG terminal developed by Engro's subsidiary Elengy over the past 18 months."

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