NextDecade

Community

Our company and every one of our employees is committed to being a good neighbor and having a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work. Our team is also deeply committed to delivering our Rio Grande LNG project the right way. We know that can mean many things to many people. To us, it means keeping and delivering on our commitments to:
  • Invest in the Rio Grande Valley’s future for the long term and create thousands of jobs so families in the Valley can work where they live;
  • Educate current and future generations;
  • Protect the environment; and
  • Minimize visual impacts. 
-Matt Schatzman, Chairman and CEO

Community development and investment

  • Driven by our Community commitments and shaped by our values, we are investing in the Rio Grande Valley’s future by creating thousands of jobs, educating current and future generations, and protecting the environment. We also support the economic vitality of the region by participating in local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and industry associations.
  • Investment in the community is one of the key elements of NextDecade’s community support. We work closely with local stakeholders to understand the community’s long-term needs and continuously seek out and invest in community-based initiatives that align with our core values.

Community commitments

Protect the environment and minimize visual impacts
Invest significantly in the Rio Grande Valley’s future and be a part of the community for the long term
Educate current and future generations
Protect the environment and minimize visual impacts

Protect the environment and minimize visual impacts

  • Target carbon-neutrality at Rio Grande LNG with the use of CCS technology and proprietary processes
  • Provide solution to Permian and Eagle Ford venting and flaring
  • Work with sustainable producers seeking to supply responsibly sourced natural gas
  • Mitigate impacts to wetlands and wildlife
  • Use renewable energy for LNG project’s electricity needs
  • Optimize plant design (e.g. ground flares, muted color schemes, etc.)
Invest significantly in the Rio Grande Valley’s future and be a part of the community for the long term

Invest significantly in the Rio Grande Valley’s future and be a part of the community for the long term

  • Create thousands of jobs
  • Maximize local hiring
  • Support ship channel improvement
Educate current and future generations

Educate current and future generations

  • Utilize local training facilities
  • Promote safe work environments
  • Enhance youth education

Stakeholder engagement and feedback

To develop a greater understanding of community needs and to foster more meaningful relationships, NextDecade engages with stakeholders through a range of channels, including project advisory committees, community presentations, business forums, open houses, social media and other digital communications, community and cultural events, volunteerism, and more. For more information, please contact us at feedback@riograndelng.com.

NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project will be constructed and operated in accordance with industry best practices, adhering to federal and state regulations and standards that govern large-scale industrial projects. All commitments noted, and others that might be added in the future, will be closely coordinated with the appropriate regulatory agencies and implemented according to various regulatory requirements, as necessary. The company will update stakeholders on the progress on these and other commitments via appropriate channels of communication.

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