THE WOODLANDS, Texas, USA (September 4, 2018) — NextDecade Corporation (“NextDecade”) (NASDAQ: NEXT) announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has issued a notice of schedule for environmental review of NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in South Texas, as well as the associated Rio Bravo Pipeline to originate in the Agua Dulce area.
According to the notice, FERC will issue its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on April 26, 2019, based on issuance of a draft EIS in October 2018. FERC has established a 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline on July 25, 2019.
Assuming a favorable FERC order, NextDecade anticipates a final investment decision on the project in 3Q 2019.
Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline regulatory timeline
Section 3(a) & 7(c) FERC application – May 5, 2016
Draft Environmental Impact Statement – October 2018
Final Environmental Impact Statement – April 26, 2019
Federal Authorization Decision Deadline – July 25, 2019
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About NextDecade Corporation
NextDecade is an LNG development company focused on LNG export projects and associated pipelines in Texas. NextDecade intends to develop a portfolio of LNG projects, including the 27 mtpa Rio Grande LNG export facility in Brownsville, Texas and the 4.5 Bcf/d Rio Bravo Pipeline that would transport natural gas from the Agua Dulce area to Rio Grande LNG. NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “NEXT.” NextDecade is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
Located at the Port of Brownsville in South Texas, NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project is expected to be a leader among second wave U.S. LNG projects. NextDecade believes its customers and shareholders will benefit from the project’s experienced leadership, proven approach, and optimal location. NextDecade’s technology selections are expected to foster operational reliability and afford NextDecade’s customers access to reliable, low-cost, abundant natural gas from the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, and other basins.
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