Tellurian Inc. (Tellurian) (NASDAQ: TELL) continued to build its integrated global natural gas business in 2020, focusing on expense and debt reduction.
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Tellurian President and CEO Octávio Simões (Photo: Business Wire)
President and CEO Octávio Simões said, "Tellurian is in a strong financial position with substantial liquidity after taking on expense reduction activities and significant debt reduction measures in 2020, and subsequent prepayments in 2021. Operationally, our Haynesville Shale wells have outperformed to unlock value, providing domestic natural gas supply and a valuable contribution to our integrated Driftwood model which will offer low-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the world. As the global market transitions away from coal and natural gas demand continues to increase, LNG is a powerful resource in the quest to provide energy access with a much lower carbon footprint and energy equity to the growing global population."
Tellurian produced 16.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas for the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to 13.9 Bcf for the prior year. As of December 31, 2020, Tellurian's upstream assets include 9,373 net acres, interests in 72 producing wells, and estimated proven reserves of 99.5 Bcf. The reserve estimates were determined under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines and were prepared by an independent petroleum consulting firm.
Tellurian ended its 2020 fiscal year with approximately $78.3 million of cash and cash equivalents and approximately $72.8 million in short-term borrowings, and generated approximately $30.4 million in revenues from natural gas sales. Tellurian has a strong balance sheet consisting of approximately $293.0 million in assets at the end of 2020. Tellurian reported a net loss of approximately $210.7 million, including a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $81.1 million related to our upstream properties, or $0.79 per share (basic and diluted), for the year ended December 31, 2020.
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 and has nearly 100 drillable locations with an estimated one trillion cubic feet of net resource. It is also developing an LNG trading operation 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 Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "TELL".
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