Rio Grande LNG expands to 1,000 acres


NextDecade has signed an option-to-lease agreement with the Port of Brownsville that will expand the company’s site to 1,000 acres for its proposed Rio Grande Liquefied Natural Gas (RGLNG) export terminal, doubling its initial agreement.

This decision follows NextDecade’s recently completed Basis of Design (BOD) – also known as PreFEED – for the LNG terminal facility and its accompanying 130-mile Rio Bravo Pipeline linking the terminal with the Agua Dulce market hub. NextDecade is currently preparing to kick off FEED.

“NextDecade has taken a major step forward by securing such a prime site for our Rio Grande LNG project,” said Kathleen Eisbrenner, founder and CEO of NextDecade. “We have worked diligently to complete our Basis of Design to ensure a competitive, well thought out and executable project and are committed to working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), our industry-leading partners and the local community to bring this project to fruition.”

The Rio Grande LNG site, located on the northern shore of the Brownsville Ship Channel, provides an optimal location for an LNG export terminal with substantial expansion opportunities. Securing a sizable site with deep-water access represents one of the more significant milestones for LNG projects. In addition, the RGLNG site is close to the Gulf, providing access to major global LNG markets, while the additional acreage will provide increased design flexibility and expansion capability, greatly increasing the attractiveness of the project both to potential off-takers and investors.

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