Federal regulators have approved a three-year extension for Tellurian Inc.’s Driftwood LNG export facility to begin operations, determining the Houston-based firm has demonstrated due diligence to complete the project, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

During the recent open meeting, FERC authorized an extension through April 18, 2029 for the proposed liquefied natural gas export facility and associated pipeline project to reach completion (No. CP17-117-001, CP 17-118-001). Driftwood LNG has not yet been sanctioned. 

The estimated $1.28 billion project, which includes an LNG facility in Calcasieu Parish, LA, and a 37-mile bidirectional pipeline connecting Driftwood to the Haynesville Shale, could produce 27 million metric tons/year (mmty) at full scale. The first phase is...