Energy Transfer, Shell Issue Invitation to Tender for Lake Charles LNG Project

DALLAS & HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lake Charles LNG project, led by Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) and
Shell US LNG, LLC (Shell), has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to
U.S. and international consortia to bid for the Engineering, Procurement
and Construction (EPC) contract to convert Energy Transfer’s existing
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana
to a proposed large-scale LNG export project.

The ITT follows the signing of the Project Framework Agreement between
Shell and Energy Transfer in March, outlining the commercial terms and
pathway to progress development of a proposed 16.45 million tonnes per
annum (mtpa) LNG export project in Lake Charles toward a potential final
investment decision (FID).

We are excited to announce this major milestone in the development of
the Lake Charles LNG liquefaction project,” said Tom Mason, President,
Lake Charles LNG. “The prospective bidders are world-class EPC
contractors who will bring extensive LNG experience to bear as they
develop their bids.”

The invitation to tender is another step in our journey to progress a
competitive and safe LNG project on the U.S. Gulf Coast,” said Frederic
Phipps, Vice President of the Lake Charles LNG project. “Already,
leading EPC providers have expressed interest in participating in Lake
Charles LNG, a project that will contribute to growing U.S. LNG exports
should a FID be taken.”

The Lake Charles project is a 50/50 venture between Energy Transfer and
Shell. The project, if sanctioned through an affirmative FID, would
convert Energy Transfer’s existing Lake Charles LNG import and
regasification terminal to an LNG export facility with a liquefaction
capacity of 16.45 mtpa to export U.S. natural gas to global customers.
The project is fully permitted, uses existing infrastructure and
benefits from abundant natural gas supply and proximity to major
pipeline infrastructure, including Energy Transfer’s vast pipeline

Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) owns and operates one of the
largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United
States, with a strategic footprint in all of the major U.S. production
basins, ET is a publicly traded limited partnership with core operations
that include complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and
interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas
liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling
assets; NGL fractionation; and various acquisition and marketing assets.
ET, through its ownership of Energy Transfer Operating, L.P., formerly
known as Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., also owns the general partner
interests, the incentive distribution rights and 28.5 million common
units of Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN), and the general partner interests and
39.7 million common units of USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC).


Shell has been a pioneer in LNG for more than 50 years and is involved
in every stage of the LNG value chain: from finding the fields,
extracting the gas and liquefying it; to shipping LNG and turning it
back into gas; to distributing it to customers. Shell has LNG supply
projects around the world, as well as interests in and long-term
capacity access to regasification plants. Shell US LNG, LLC is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

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