first_img RelatedPort approves pipeline, LNG negotiationsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] By DINA ARÉVALO           The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) Board of Directors approved motions to negotiate with Valley Crossing Pipeline, LLC and Texas LNG during a regular meeting Wednesday. In regards to Valley Crossing Pipeline, the BND will open negotiations into the possible site…October 21, 2016In “News”Port approves road easement, wage increasesBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The Brownsville Navigation District met to discuss several items Wednesday, including a road easement for the proposed Valley Crossing Pipeline and cost-of-living wage increases for the Port of Brownsville’s hourly employees. Over the past three years, a handful of energy industry projects at…April 7, 2017In “News”Pipe DreamLNG oppositition group discusses proposed pipeline By PETE BANDA Special to the PRESS [email protected] As things continue to move forward in regards to the efforts by three Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) companies to construct LNG export terminals along the Port of Brownsville, so too, have efforts to oppose the projects. Most recently,…June 10, 2016In “News” By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce welcomed Devin Hotzel, of Valley Crossing Pipeline last Thursday during a Coffee and Conversation event at Kranzler.Hotzel spoke about his company’s natural gas pipeline currently under construction in the Rio Grande Valley. The pipeline traces a route from Agua Dulce down along Highway 77 into the Valley, and into the Port of Brownsville along Highway 48. The end point of the project is slated to be several miles offshore, underneath the Gulf of Mexico, where it will be connected to a Mexican-owned pipeline in order to supply natural gas to that country.“The sole purpose of that is to move natural gas for the purpose of power generation, electric generation,” Hotzel said, explaining that one of the primary customers in Mexico is the Comisión Federal de México (CFE).Hotzel said Mexico’s efforts to address issues with its electrical grid, as well as its air quality were key factors driving this aspect of the pipeline project.“They have a huge demand for natural gas. They have demand so great that they are relying heavily on the U.S., particularly Texas, to be able to supply that,” he said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img

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