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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will travel to Brownsville, Texas to participate in a signing ceremony for the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Channel Improvement Project Funding Agreement. The event will be hosted by NextDecade Corporation and the Port of Brownsville.

The BIH Improvement Project is a landmark funding agreement between the Brownsville Navigation District and NextDecade, representing a significant economic development opportunity for the Rio Grande Valley and a significant energy infrastructure opportunity for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project.

Deputy Secretary Brouillette will provide remarks on the importance of U.S. natural gas infrastructure development for the New American Energy Era. He will also have a brief media availability following the event.

To cover this event, please RSVP no later than 11:00 AM Central tomorrow, April 23, 2019, to Jess Szymanski at and Ashley Helmer at


U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

Brownsville Navigation District Chairman John Reed

President & CEO of NextDecade Matt Schatzman


Remarks and Media Availability


Port of Brownsville

1000 Foust Road

Brownsville, TX 78521


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:45 AM Central Time



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