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Enbridge, NextDecade to develop natural gas pipeline in Texas, US

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NextDecade and Enbridge have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue the development of the Rio Bravo pipeline and other natural gas pipelines in South Texas, for the transport of natural gas to NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project, located in Brownsville, Texas in the US.

The Rio Bravo pipeline will be able to transport 4.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the Agua Dulce area to Rio Grande LNG.

"Enbridge is one of North America's leading energy infrastructure companies and we look forward to exploring a strong partnership in South Texas,” said Matt Schatzman, chairman and CEO of NextDecade. “With its Texas Eastern Pipeline and recently completed Valley Crossing Pipeline, Enbridge has extensive permitting, construction, and operating experience in the State of Texas, especially in South Texas."

Bill Yardley, Enbridge's president of gas transmission and midstream, added: "We are excited to be working with NextDecade for pipeline solutions to the Rio Grande LNG facility. Our existing infrastructure fits very well with the Brownsville location. This is a continuation of our strategy to bring our major projects execution and permitting capability to the expanding LNG export efforts in North America."