Tellurian Inc. could begin construction on certain elements of its Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Louisiana as early as this summer, CEO Octávio Simões said recently.


“We’re aiming to start construction of the owner obligation costs this summer,” Simões told NGI.

Those owner obligations are not covered by the company’s engineering, procurement and construction contract with Bechtel Corp. Houston-based Tellurian is still evaluating when it may issue a notice to proceed to the contractor to begin construction on the 27.6 million metric ton/year (mmty) project, Simões said.

“We can issue the notice to proceed when the timing is right,” Simões said, when asked about timing for a final investment decision (FID). The company had previously targeted...