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Billion dollar Rio Grande LNG plant given okay to proceed by US Federal Court

Brownsville LNG Plant Gets Green-Lighted by Federal Court

A billion dollar liquified natural gas plant was given a reprieve by the court. NextDecade Corp can now continue its work to develop at the Port of Brownsville, after winning the legal challenge on the environmental impacts of the project. Plans for the Rio Grande LNG site in Brownsville have been in the works since at least 2015 (rendering above).

With the legal fight in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now over, the company has federal permits in hand. It’s continuing to clear land at its site at the Port. 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 meeting the annual heating requirements of nearly 20 million households.


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