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UTRGV and NextDecade sign deal
Posted: September 04, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — University of Texas Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey and NextDecade LNG chairwoman and CEO Kathleen Eisbrenner have signed a memorandum of understanding, signaling an agreement to push STEM-based education, facilitate research and job training for UTRGV students, and promote collaboration between industry and academia.

Three LNG firms continue making plans at Valley port
Posted: July 15, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — Annova LNG announced this week that it has filed its application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to seek authorization to build facilities at the Port of Brownsville.

Channel traffic not expected to be impacted
Posted: June 28, 2016

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE — LNG ships will not shut down the channel to other commercial interests, or anything else for that matter. It will not impact the shrimpers and shrimp basin.

How the Port of Brownsville is positioned for LNG terminals
Posted: June 28, 2016

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE — Eduardo Campirano has been studying and gathering information about all aspects of liquefied natural gas for about five years.

LNG in the RGV: What could it mean to the port, region?
Posted: June 27, 2016

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE — Mike Kershaw remembers a bustling port in the 1950s and 1960s.

LNG in the RGV: Energy market’s future in Valley cloudy
Posted: June 27, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — The three liquefied natural gas companies that say they intend to build LNG export terminals at the Port of Brownsville took a gamble when they submitted their “pre-filing” applications to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the major preliminary step toward filing full-fledged FERC applications.

What are the dangers of shipping LNG?
Posted: June 26, 2016

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE — The ships can be as large as 1,000 feet long and carry 33 million gallons of liquefied natural gas. 

LNG Supporters, opponents have their own spin
Posted: June 26, 2016

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE — “They are not like belching-smoke-kinds-of facilities, so you don’t see anything. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t emissions.”

LNG opponents hope for repeat performance as in Oregon permit denial
Posted: June 26, 2016

Environmentalists won in their recent fight against liquefied natural gas in Oregon, and they believe they can win in Brownsville, too.

How it works: The technology of the LNG process
Posted: June 25, 2016

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE — They’re called trains, but they don’t look at all like traditional locomotives or rail cars.

Energy Debate comes to the Valley
Posted: June 25, 2016

QUINTANA ISLAND — Barbara Pearl strolled the beach, a stick in one hand, a bright green, bucket in the other.

Are LNG plants safe?
Posted: June 25, 2016

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE — Just more than two years ago, a liquefied natural gas storage tank exploded at a facility near the town of Plymouth in rural Washington state.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick endorses Texas LNG
Posted: June 14, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — The state’s second-in-command has weighed in on one of three liquefied natural export terminals proposed for the Port of Brownsville . 

City council files motion to intervene in LNG projects
Posted: June 01, 2016

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Liquefied natural gas projects took another hit as the Island community’s opposition to the development of natural gas export terminals just got bigger.

Environmental group condemns latest LNG development
Posted: May 07, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — NextDecade LLC, one of three companies that want to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at the Port of Brownsville, on Thursday filed an application with the U.S. Federal Regulatory Commission for authorization to build and operate Rio Grande LNG, the proposed export facility, and Rio Bravo pipeline, a planned 137-mile pipeline to provide natural gas to the plant. 

Corridor agreement allows wildlife to traverse port property
Posted: April 25, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — Annova LNG has agreed to relocate its planned project in response to concerns that the proposed liquefied natural gas plant at the Port of Brownsville would prevent wildlife from moving between the Boca Chica area south of the Brownsville Ship Channel and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge to the north.

Rio Grande LNG slates workshops for local businesses
Posted: April 13, 2016

HARLINGEN — Rio Grande LNG is hosting a free workshop this afternoon geared to inform local businesses about how they can benefit and be part of the proposed project.

Sierra Club makes case against LNG
Posted: April 11, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — A liquefied natural gas facility has existed in Lusby, Maryland, on Chesapeake Bay since the early 1970s, though only as an LNG import and storage terminal.

Anti-LNG campaign set for Valley
Posted: April 09, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — A little more than a week ago, the first of three companies filed an application for a permit to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at the Port of Brownsville.

Texas LNG files full application with feds
Posted: April 01, 2016

BROWNSVILLE — Houston-based Texas LNG, one of three companies with plans to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at the Port of Brownsville, announced it has filed a full application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting authorization to construct and operate its facility.

LNG pays off for Port of Brownsville
Posted: March 30, 2016

From the perspective of Port of Brownsville officials, liquefied natural gas is a win even if the port never sees a single LNG facility get built.

LNG firms focus on the long term
Posted: March 14, 2016

A worldwide glut of natural gas means it’s a lousy time to be trying to export the stuff, though proposals for liquefied natural gas exports from the Port of Brownsville are focused on the future, not the present.

Local leaders back LNG
Posted: December 01, 2015

HARLINGEN — Local leaders are standing behind a company’s proposal to develop a liquefied natural gas plant at the Port of Brownsville.

LNG plants threaten Ocelots
Posted: November 14, 2015

LNG plant to keep land for wildlife
Posted: October 23, 2015

HARLINGEN — A proposed liquefied natural gas plant would maintain surrounding land for wildlife habitat.

Ocelots in danger?
Posted: October 22, 2015

HARLINGEN — The development of liquefied natural gas plants along an ocelot corridor could set back decades of work in the struggle to save the endangered species.

Liquefied natural gas supporters, opponents speak out
Posted: October 21, 2015

HARLINGEN — Liquefied natural gas plants are part of a safe, burgeoning industry that will bring hundreds of good-paying jobs, igniting the Rio Grande Valley’s economy as a Texas energy hub.

Discussing LNG: Invite-only meeting here Tuesday
Posted: October 17, 2015

HARLINGEN — There are plenty of questions surrounding Liquefied Natural Gas facilities being proposed in the Port of Brownsville.

LNG abatement voted down
Posted: September 17, 2015

The Point Isabel Independent School District board members on Tuesday voted unanimously to reject an application from Houston-based Annova LNG for a tax abatement that would have limited the tax valuation on its proposed $2.9 billion natural gas liquefaction/export facility at the Port of Brownsville to $25 million for 10 years.

Turtle group questions LNG
Posted: September 10, 2015

The nonprofit group Sea Turtle Inc. has added its name to the list of those opposed to the development of liquefied natural gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville.

SPI officials pass anti-LNG resolution
Posted: September 05, 2015

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The South Padre Island City Council is the latest local municipal government to pass a resolution opposing the development of liquefied natural gas facilities at the Port of Brownsville.

Laguna Vista opposes building of LNG facilities
Posted: September 01, 2015

LAGUNA VISTA — They placed stickers on their shirts and held up signs with the words, “Just say no! LNG.”

Under the wire? LNG companies banking on small volume to succeed
Posted: August 29, 2015

BROWNSVILLE — As the debate over developing liquefied natural gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville continues, a Brookings Institution report released in June suggests that domestic LNG projects that haven’t already reached a “final investment decision” are increasingly unlikely to be financed.

LNG makes waves on SPI
Posted: August 22, 2015

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Roxanne Guenzel, executive director of the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, has caught flak since announcing the chamber’s support for liquefied natural gas operations at the Port of Brownsville.

Heating up: Events highlight difference of opinion over LNG
Posted: August 11, 2015

The public relations battle over three proposed liquefied natural gas plants in the Rio Grande Valley is in full swing.

Five companies consider liquefied natural gas facilities
Posted: June 22, 2015

BROWNSVILLE — On a typical weekend afternoon the waters of South Bay, off the coast of South Padre Island, glistens in the sun and the otherwise shallow blue-green sea is shared by fishing enthusiasts, tour boats, kayakers and the occasional large tanker ship that slowly sails into the Brownsville shipping channel. But that landscape is slated to change as the port is on the edge of more industrial tenants.

Thinking big
Posted: June 11, 2015

Texas ports see a lot of new business coming their way once expansion of the Panama Canal is complete. 

Port explores ways to speed up channel improvement
Posted: May 23, 2015

Cargo ships are getting bigger and heavier, and the Port of Brownsville needs a deeper ship channel to accommodate them if it wants to stay competitive in the years ahead, according to port officials.

NextDecade to host open houses on LNG proposals
Posted: May 14, 2015

The company behind the largest of the liquefied natural gas export terminals proposed for the Port of Brownsville holds a series of public meetings next week in the Rio Grande Valley.

LNG firm holds first community meeting
Posted: April 21, 2015

Houston-based Annova LNG’s first community open house for its proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at the Port of Brownsville attracted local residents for, against and somewhere in between.

Proposed port gas terminals fuel debate
Posted: April 04, 2015

Proposals for the construction of Liquefied Natural Gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville have raised the hackles of local environmentalists.

LNG firm announces progress for energy terminal
Posted: March 24, 2015

The Woodlands-based NextDecade LLC, one of a group of companies proposing to build Liquefied Natural Gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville, on Monday announced that it had taken the first step toward permitting through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is over all natural gas facilities in the United States.

LNG exporters advance Valley plans
Posted: March 14, 2015

Proposals for the construction of one or more Liquefied Natural Gas facilities at the Port of Brownsville just got a bit more substantial.

Houston energy firm joins port project
Posted: October 24, 2014

Houston-based Texas LNG, which has proposed building a natural gas liquefaction plant/export terminal at the Port of Brownsville, announced Oct. 19 that Samsung Engineering Co. LTD of Korea will begin front-end engineering design (FEED) on the project, which will be capable of handling more than 2 million tons of LNG a year.

Natural gas export project OK’d by DOE
Posted: June 21, 2014

In the midst of a worldwide shortage of natural gas, liquefied natural gas exports from the Port of Brownsville may be closer to reality, thanks to a decision this month by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Gas firm proposes local export facility
Posted: January 24, 2012

BROWNSVILLE — Gulf Coast LNG Export LLC, a Houston-based company, has applied for U.S. Department of Energy permission to export liquefied natural gas from a facility the company has proposed for the Port of Brownsville.

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