As NextDecade Corp. awaits a critical FERC decision for the Rio Grande LNG facility later this week, federal regulators have paused the regulatory process for a project intended to significantly reduce emissions from the Texas export project.


In a letter published Friday, Federal Energy Regulatory Staff informed the Houston-based firm that it was suspending an environmental assessment (EA) for NextDecade’s carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project (No. CP22-17-000). The review was previously expected to be issued in May.

FERC staff wrote that the firm had provided some responses to its data requests, but NextDecade indicated it wouldn’t be able to supply answers to all of the Commission’s information requests before the review deadline.

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