Tellurian in LNG Supply Deal with Vitol

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 9, 2018

Pic: Vitol

Pic: Vitol

Tellurian announced that its subsidiary, Tellurian Trading, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Vitol to supply 1.5 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Tellurian Trading’s LNG offtake capacity at the proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal.

According to a press release, the transaction price is based on the Platts Japan Korea Marker (JKM) and is for a minimum term of 15 years.

Under the MOU, Tellurian and Vitol have agreed to negotiate a LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) under which Vitol will purchase LNG free on board (FOB). The SPA will contain certain conditions precedent, including Tellurian’s receipt of regulatory approvals and a final investment decision to construct the Driftwood LNG export terminal.

In addition, Vitol is evaluating a potential equity investment in the Driftwood Holdings partnership.

President and CEO Meg Gentle said, “The LNG business is evolving into a true commodity market, which includes LNG purchases and sales based on actual LNG prices rather than indexing to other energy products. JKM has emerged as the most liquid and transparent pricing mechanism for LNG. Tellurian is proud to work with Vitol, who has long been known for its innovation and creativity in the energy commodity markets, to lead LNG market transformation with a long-term LNG sale at the market index.”

Pablo Galante Escobar, Head of LNG, Vitol added, “We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement with Tellurian, which is at the forefront of LNG in the U.S. Tellurian’s integrated Driftwood project offers a unique value proposition, which we are pleased to participate in as off takers and potential equity investors.”

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