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NEXTDECADE

WINTER 2016
LNG/LPG SPOTLIGHT

"We provide the best incremental fuel and
customers want it. We're excited and confident
in the business plan we're executing."
// KATHLEEN EISBRENNER, FOUNDER AND CEO

project in Brownsville, Texas, within
the next 18 months, likely second-quarter 2017 and anticipating startup of
operations at the end of 2020.
"We have several milestones we're
looking at continually," Eisbrenner
explains.
"We named the company NextDecade fortuitously because our first
project will come online in 2020, but
it's important to realize there is always
another next decade. NextDecade is
not a one-trick pony; NextDecade is a
company that builds projects that are
meant to last for decades."

MARKET CHANGE
The natural gas market is in a constant
state of flux, depending on the economy and competition from rival energy
sources, including renewables. But this
doesn't deter NextDecade. Eisbrenner
says the company is ready to adapt
and it even benefits from the changing
market. "The lowering of the overall
current oil price and perceived oversupply of LNG has created an aura that
no more LNG is necessary, yet when we
speak to potential customers, we hear
the opposite," she says.
NextDecade continues to develop its

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world-class projects while bolstering
its existing customer base because it
firmly believes demand for LNG will
remain strong for the long term. NextDecade contends that in the real world
of energy consumption, natural gas will
continue to be the fuel of choice for the
foreseeable future because there isn't a
reasonably priced, more environmentally friendly alternative. "We provide
the best incremental fuel and customers want it," Eisbrenner says. "We're
excited and confident in the business
plan we're executing."
NextDecade welcomes the challenges of the current market. Shaun
Davison, senior vice president of development, says a tough market thins
out the competition so only those with
strong projects and business strategies will remain standing. "We believe

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