HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tellurian Inc. (Tellurian) (NYSE American: TELL) ended the first quarter with nearly $300 million in cash on hand and total assets of more than $700 million. During the quarter, Tellurian generated $26 million in revenues from natural gas sales on an increase of production of approximately 24% as compared to the previous quarter. In addition, Tellurian completed its owners site preparation and issued a limited notice to proceed to Bechtel to begin construction of the Driftwood LNG terminal.
President and CEO Octvio Simes said, Tellurians own natural gas production and sales provide valuable operating cash and a unique advantage to us as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier. We are nearing net production of 100 million cubic feet equivalent per day (mmcfe/d) and plan to reach 200 mmcfe/d by year end. Tellurian production is now generating free cash flow after capex and we intend to maintain capex at approximately $150 million a year.
With Bechtel now onsite beginning construction of Driftwood, we are on schedule to begin LNG production in 2026, Simes added.
Tellurian produced 6.1 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas for the quarter ending March 31, 2022 as compared to 4.9 Bcf for the previous quarter. Tellurians upstream assets include 13,521 net acres and interests in 82 producing wells as of March 31, 2022.
Tellurian ended its first quarter of 2022 with approximately $296 million of cash and cash equivalents and approximately $732 million in total assets. Tellurian generated approximately $26 million in revenues from natural gas sales, compared to $8.7 million in the first quarter 2021. Tellurian reported a net loss of approximately $67 million, or $0.14 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
About Tellurian Inc.
Tellurian intends to create value for shareholders by building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitably delivering natural gas to customers worldwide. Tellurian is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, LNG marketing and trading, and infrastructure that includes an ~ 27.6 mtpa LNG export facility and an associated pipeline. Tellurian is based in Houston, Texas, and its common stock is listed on the NYSE American under the symbol TELL.