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NextDecade opens new offices

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NextDecade Corp. has opened offices in Singapore and Beijing, China, to serve customers throughout Asia.

The company has also announced the appointment of James MacTaggart as Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing – Asia.

“The appointment of James and the opening of these offices reinforce our commitment to serving the world’s largest and fastest growing LNG markets,” said Matt Schatzman, NextDecade President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe focusing on these markets is key to achieving a successful Final Investment Decision on our Rio Grande LNG project.”

MacTaggart said:“I am honoured to join the seasoned and highly capable team at NextDecade […] I am eager to bring to NextDecade’s prospective customers the significant competitive advantages of the Rio Grande LNG project, including its market-leading EPC costs and its proximity to abundant, low-cost natural gas resources in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.”

Before joining NextDecade, MacTaggart was General Manager of Shell’s New Gas and LNG Markets business in Asia, India, and the Middle East. During his time at Shell, MacTaggart originated, negotiated, and executed a significant number of deals in the upstream, gas and power, and LNG trading businesses. These activities included working to set up Shell Energy India, negotiating LNG sales contracts for the Sakhalin 2 LNG project, and selling some of the first LNG cargoes into the Middle East.

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