Cheniere founder back with rival new firm

Cheniere founder back with rival new firm

Charif Souki, the founder and ousted ex-ceo of Cheniere Energy, is making an LNG comeback. He has teamed up with former BG Group executive, Martin Houston to form Tellurian Investments, aimed at providing natural gas liquefaction and export projects along the US Gulf Coast.

The company’s first plant – costing up to $8bn – looks set to be based near the Calcasieu River in Louisiana, Souki told Bloomberg in an interview this week.

Souki lost his job at Cheniere in December and has wasted little time plotting his comeback.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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