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Long-term Borrowings

Long-term Borrowings
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-term Borrowings
On September 28, 2018 (the “Closing Date”), Tellurian Production Holdings LLC (“Production Holdings”), our wholly owned subsidiary, entered into a three-year senior secured term loan credit agreement (“Term Loan”) in an aggregate principal amount of $60.0 million at a price of 99% of par, resulting in an original issue discount of $0.6 million. Fees of $2.6 million were capitalized as deferred financing costs. The discount and fees are being amortized over the term of the Term Loan on a straight-line basis. Our use of proceeds from the Term Loan is predominantly restricted to capital expenditures associated with certain development and drilling activities and fees related to the transaction itself and is presented within non-current restricted cash on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to make voluntary principal payments starting six months following the Closing Date in a minimum amount of $5 million or any integral multiples of $1 million in excess thereof. If no voluntary principal payments are made, the principal amount, together with any accrued interest, is payable at the maturity date of September 28, 2021.
The Term Loan can be terminated early with an early termination payment equal to the outstanding principal plus accrued interest. If the Term Loan is terminated within 12 months of the Closing Date, an early termination fee equal to 1% of the outstanding principal is required. Amounts borrowed under the Term Loan bear interest at a variable rate (three-month LIBOR) plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin is 5% through the end of the first year following the Closing Date, 7% through the end of the second year following the Closing Date and 8% thereafter.
Amounts borrowed under the Term Loan are guaranteed by Tellurian Inc. and each of Production Holdings’ subsidiaries. The Term Loan is collateralized by a first priority lien on domestic properties described in Note 2, Property, Plant and Equipment. The Term Loan contains certain negative covenants that, among other things, place restrictions and limitations on the ability of Production Holdings and its subsidiaries to create liens, make acquisitions or engage in mergers or other consolidations, make any distributions or declare and pay any dividends, incur additional indebtedness, make equity or debt investments, dispose of assets, engage in certain transactions with affiliates or enter into any hedging transactions other than those as required, within a specified timeframe, by the Term Loan. As of September 30, 2018, we remained in compliance with the covenants under the Term Loan. No hedging transactions for the purposes of the Term Loan have been entered into as at and for the period ended September 30, 2018. As of September 30, 2018, the carrying value of the Term Loan approximated fair value.