Rio Grande LNG

Rio Grande LNG

To meet global demand for sustainable energy, NextDecade is developing Rio Grande LNG in the Port of Brownsville, Texas. By combining emissions reduction associated with our carbon capture and storage project, responsibly sourced gas, and our pledge to use net-zero electricity, Rio Grande LNG is expected to produce a lower carbon intensive LNG for the world. Situated on a 984-acre site on the banks of an uncongested deepwater channel, Rio Grande LNG will be the largest privately funded infrastructure project in the State of Texas. 

At full scale, Rio Grande LNG will be capable of producing 27 million metric tonnes of low carbon intensive LNG for export to markets around the world. This amount of energy is enough to meet the annual heating requirements of nearly 20 million households, the equivalent of the total number of households in New York and California combined.

Rio Grande LNG is the FIRST AND ONLY U.S. LNG project offering CO2 emissions reduction of more than 90 percent via planned carbon capture and storage – capturing and permanently storing more than 5 million metric tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to removing more than one million vehicles from the road annually.

Experience: Our leadership team is comprised of professionals with significant experience developing, marketing, financing, and operating LNG and CCS projects around the world

Location: 984-acre project site on a deepwater waterway, benefiting from access to a skilled workforce and extremely favorable soil conditions

Abundant Gas Supply: The State of Texas offers the deepest inventory of economic natural gas in the world, with the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale together holding an estimated 700 trillion cubic feet of remaining low-cost resource

Word-Class Partners: Rio Grande LNG enjoys cost and schedule certainty and is working with the industry’s leading partners and vendors including Air Products, Bechtel, Enbridge, and Baker Hughes

Shovel Ready: Rio Grande LNG is permitted for full-scale development and has completed pre-FID engineering necessary to proceed with construction

More Sustainable LNG: Combining emissions reduction associated with our planned carbon capture and storage project, responsibly sourced gas, and our pledge to use net-zero electricity

“NextDecade is constantly demonstrating its commitment to Cameron County and communities throughout the Rio Grande Valley. We are eager to make the Valley a center for low carbon intensive energy and emissions reduction, demonstrating the positive impacts of high-skilled job creation and the international competitiveness of more sustainable U.S. energy supply.”

– Brent Wahl, Chief Financial Officer

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NextDecade plans to develop one of the largest CCS projects in North America and Rio Grande LNG is slated to be:

First LNG project committed to reducing CO2 emissions by more than 90 precent utilizing CCS 

First LNG project planning to capture and store CO2 from gas pre-treatment and exhaust gas

First and only LNG project to disclose its expected all-in costs of deploying CCS

First LNG project to offer a fixed-cost carbon solution throughout the LNG contract term

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