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Water Permit Challenge Against Rio Grande LNG, Pipeline Project Tossed

Water Permit Challenge Against Rio Grande LNG, Pipeline Project Tossed

Work for the Rio Grande LNG terminal and related Rio Bravo Pipeline proposed by NextDecade Corp. in South Texas may proceed after a challenge against the water permits was dismissed. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last Thursday said a claim brought by a Rio Grande Valley fishermen association and environmental…

January 9, 2023
NextDecade Targets Rio Grande FID Early Next Year After Latest SPA

NextDecade Targets Rio Grande FID Early Next Year After Latest SPA

With its latest sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Galp Trading SA, NextDecade Corp. is targeting a final investment decision for its Rio Grande LNG terminal early next year. Houston-based NextDecade disclosed Tuesday that it has inked a 20-year, 1 million metric ton/year (mmty) SPA at prices linked to Henry Hub with the unit of…

December 20, 2022
Texas Court Dismisses Port Isabel Case Against Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG Leases

Texas Court Dismisses Port Isabel Case Against Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG Leases

A potential obstacle to construct the proposed Rio Grande and Texas LNG facilities in South Texas has been cleared after an appellate court upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit over leases. The Thirteenth Court of Appeals, which serves the South Texas area, ruled that a trial court correctly dismissed a case against the Brownsville…

December 2, 2022
NextDecade Gaining Momentum for Rio Grande LNG in Rebound from Financial Issues

NextDecade Gaining Momentum for Rio Grande LNG in Rebound from Financial Issues

NextDecade Corp., which was facing concerns about its financial strength at the beginning of the year, has received a $30 million injection and taken major steps in the last few weeks toward sanctioning a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in South Texas. The Houston-based LNG developer in March said in its annual report it…

April 8, 2022
NextDecade Signs Second Agreement for Rio Grande LNG as it Eyes Future FID

NextDecade Signs Second Agreement for Rio Grande LNG as it Eyes Future FID

NextDecade Corp. has landed a second customer for its proposed Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in South Texas, announcing a long-term deal with a major Chinese utility as it heads closer to a possible final investment decision (FID) later in the year.  The Houston-based company disclosed Thursday it has entered a heads of…

March 25, 2022
NextDecade Now Targeting Rio Grande LNG FID Later This Year

NextDecade Now Targeting Rio Grande LNG FID Later This Year

NextDecade Corp. has again pushed back a final investment decision for its Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Brownsville, TX.  The company is now targeting the second half of 2022 for an FID on 11 million metric tons/year (mmty), or two liquefaction trains, according to an updated investor presentation released on Monday.…

January 4, 2022
NextDecade Seeks FERC Approval for CCS at Rio Grande LNG

NextDecade Seeks FERC Approval for CCS at Rio Grande LNG

NextDecade Corp. has filed an application with FERC to include carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) systems at its proposed Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (RGLNG) export project in Brownsville, TX.  The company is seeking to modify the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s 2019 authorization to site, construct and operate the terminal. It has requested a “limited…

November 22, 2021
Oxy, NextDecade Ink CCS Deal for South Texas Rio Grande LNG Project

Oxy, NextDecade Ink CCS Deal for South Texas Rio Grande LNG Project

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) player NextDecade Corp. is one step closer to sanctioning a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project associated with its planned LNG facility in South Texas after signing an initial agreement with Houston-based independent Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy). Houston-based NextDecade said Thursday it had inked a term sheet with Oxy Low…

March 26, 2021
NextDecade Launches CCS Business for Rio Grande LNG

NextDecade Launches CCS Business for Rio Grande LNG

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer NextDecade Corp. has launched a subsidiary focused on carbon capture and storage (CCS) as it aims to lower the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of its proposed export project in South Texas. The subsidiary, NEXT Carbon Solutions LLC, will develop what NextDecade says is one of the largest CCS projects…

March 18, 2021
Fifth Circuit Finds Pipeline to Feed Rio Grande LNG Minor Threat to Wild Cats in South Texas

Fifth Circuit Finds Pipeline to Feed Rio Grande LNG Minor Threat to Wild Cats in South Texas

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) did not violate the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in determining that a pipeline that would feed the Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) project will not significantly harm wild cats in South Texas. USFWS issued a biological opinion (BO) and incidental…

March 11, 2021
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