Driftwood LNG pipeline receives FERC authorization

By Becky Schultz25 April 2023

Tellurian Inc., a Houston, Texas-based developer of natural gas production, LNG marketing and trading and infrastructure, announced that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the certificate on April 21 granting authorization for Driftwood Pipeline, LLC’s Line 200 and Line 300 natural gas transmission project.

Tellurian chose Baker Hughes to provide electric-powered compressor and turbomachinery equipment for its Driftwood Pipeline Project. (Photo: Philippe Dureuil.)

The approximately $1.4 billion project – part of a $15.5 billion export terminal project announced last year – is proposed to be located in Beauregard and Calcasieu Parishes in Louisiana. The pipelines will have the ability to supply up to 5.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily with virtually no emissions due to the implementation of electric-powered Integrated Compressor Line (ICL) technology from Baker Hughes.

Tellurian announced last summer that it had chosen Baker Hughes to provide electric-powered compressor and turbomachinery equipment for natural gas transmission pipelines proposed for Southwest Louisiana. For Lines 200 and 300, Baker Hughes will supply four ICL trains, each powered by 19 MW motors.

In announcing FERC authorization, Tellurian President and CEO Octávio Simões thanked FERC for its “thorough and collaborative review” of the Driftwood Pipeline Project and said Tellurian looked forward “to delivering natural gas in a cleaner and highly reliable way to Southwest Louisiana.”

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