Santos notes that Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) has revised its long term senior unsecured credit rating for Santos from BBB+ (negative outlook) to BBB (negative outlook).
Santos Chief Financial Officer Andrew Seaton said that Santos retained an investment grade credit rating from S&P.
“Santos has a robust funding position, with approximately $2 billion in cash and undrawn debt facilities available as at 30 November 2014.
“S&P in their announcement note Santos’ track record of a conservative funding approach, favourable debt maturity profile and adequate liquidity.”
“Furthermore, S&P notes project execution risks are diminishing, with PNG LNG starting production in April 2014 and GLNG 90% complete in November 2014,” Mr Seaton said.