Controversial Brownsville LNG projects receive federal approval

Three liquefied natural gas terminals proposed at the Port of Brownsville received federal permitting Thursday.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved LNG plants and export facilities to be run by Annova LNG, Texas LNG and NextDecade Corp., which calls its facility Rio Grande LNG. In addition, the commission permitted NextDecade’s Rio Bravo Pipeline, which will feed gas into its plant.

The permits come in spite of local opposition to the projects, which the nearby cities of Port Isabel,…


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