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NextDecade to Present at Investor Conferences, Provides Corporate and Personnel Updates


NextDecade Corporation ("NextDecade") (NASDAQ:NEXT) announced several
corporate updates today, including plans to participate in three
investor conferences in December 2017 and the addition of key personnel
to its industry-leading team.

Investor Conferences

As part of the Company's investor outreach initiative, members of the
NextDecade management team regularly participate in non-deal roadshow
activities. NextDecade is pleased to announce that it has accepted three
invitations to investor conferences in the month of December 2017.

Matt Schatzman (President), Ben Atkins (Chief Financial Officer), and
Patrick Hughes (VP, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations) will make
presentations and have 1x1 investor meetings in conjunction with each of
the three below-listed conferences.

  • Cowen Energy & Natural Resources Conference (December 4-5, 2017)
    Parker Meridien New York
    NEXT Presentation: December 5 @ 10:50
    a.m. ET
  • Wells Fargo Pipeline, MLP, and Utility Symposium (December 6-7, 2017)
    York Hilton Midtown
    NEXT Presentation: December 6 @ 8:40 a.m. ET
  • Height Securities LNG Investor Conference (December 12-13, 2017)
    Westin New York Grand Central
    NEXT Presentation: December 12 @
    1:30 p.m. ET

Personnel Appointments

NextDecade is pleased to announce the addition of key personnel to its
industry-leading team as it works to advance its projects to final
investment decision. In addition, NextDecade has plans to establish
representative offices in certain East Asian and Southeast Asian markets
in the near future, and to staff these offices with commercial team
members with relevant project development and LNG marketing experience.

  • Chris Migura will join NextDecade as Deputy General Counsel on
    December 1, 2017. Mr. Migura brings more than 15 years of legal
    experience, including an extensive background in negotiating LNG
    Supply and Purchase Agreements. Mr. Migura joins NextDecade from
    Occidental Petroleum, where he served as Assistant General Counsel. He
    previously worked for BG Group in various legal capacities for 13
    years, most recently as Chief Counsel.
  • Raquel Couri will join NextDecade as Vice President of Human Resources
    and Administration on January 4, 2018. She joins NextDecade with more
    than 15 years of experience in the field. She was previously with BG
    Group for more than 13 years, most recently leading HR functions for
    BG's global trading and shipping business unit.

The below accounting and legal professionals began working for
NextDecade in recent months.

  • Eric Garcia was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of NextDecade. Mr.
    Garcia was previously an audit managing director with KPMG LLP, where
    he spent 15 years serving companies in the LNG, oil and gas, and power
    and utilities industries. He received a Bachelor of Business
    Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the
    University of New Mexico. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas
    and New Mexico and a member of the American Institute of Certified
    Public Accountants.
  • Gabriel Gutierrez was appointed Associate General Counsel, Corporate
    and Compliance, and is responsible for assisting NextDecade with its
    SEC reporting and disclosure requirements and advising NextDecade on
    compliance with federal securities laws, stock exchange rules, and
    corporate governance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gutierrez
    worked for two large law firms in their corporate, securities, and M&A
    practice groups. He practiced as a Certified Public Accountant prior
    to becoming an attorney.

Corporate Updates

NextDecade is a development company focused on delivering liquefied
natural gas (LNG) from projects in the State of Texas to partners and
customers around the world. Among its portfolio of projects is Rio
Grande LNG, a 27 mtpa project on a 1,000-acre site in the Port of
Brownsville. NextDecade is a leader among the second wave of U.S.
project sponsors. Rio Grande LNG represents a low-cost, reliable LNG
solution for customers around the world. Significant competitive
advantages are listed below.

  • NextDecade is using proven liquefaction technology from Air Products
    (C3MR) to develop one of the lowest cost U.S. LNG facilities. The
    Company's engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) cost
    estimate is $478-502 per ton; NextDecade is targeting further
    improvements to reduce EPC costs to as low as $450 per ton, working
    closely with Chicago Bridge & Iron (EPC contractor) and BakerHughes, a
    GE Company (partner for processing equipment and a NextDecade
    shareholder). NextDecade is in the process of finalizing detailed
    negotiations for its lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) EPC contract with CB&I.
  • Rio Grande LNG is located in close proximity to low-cost gas reserves
    in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. Multiple midstream
    companies have already announced significant pipeline projects from
    Waha to Agua Dulce, where NextDecade's twin 42-inch pipelines (Rio
    Bravo) will originate. NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG project can be
    viewed as a pipeline to the world for U.S. E&P companies who require
    an outlet for associated gas, in particular, from the Permian Basin.
  • NextDecade can take a final investment decision (FID) on the Rio
    Grande LNG project for as few as two trains (approximately 9 mtpa).
    The project is scalable up to 6 trains (27 mtpa). NextDecade intends
    to develop the full 6-train plant at Rio Grande LNG, but does not need
    to develop the full-scale facility in order to offer customers
    significant cost advantages, environmental benefits, and reliable LNG
  • NextDecade is advancing through the Federal Energy Regulatory
    Commission (FERC) process. NextDecade expects to receive a notice of
    schedule for its Rio Grande LNG project in the near future, and to
    receive a final authorization in the second half of 2018.
  • NextDecade has a seasoned leadership team with marketing and
    development experience to execute its projects, and strong
    partnerships in the institutional asset management community.

About NextDecade Corporation

Based in The Woodlands, Texas, NextDecade is a developer of LNG projects
providing customers access to the full LNG value chain. NextDecade
comprises a team of industry leaders with extensive experience
marketing, developing, and managing LNG, FLNG, and FSRU projects, as
well as associated natural gas infrastructure around the world. For more
information, please visit


This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. The words "believe", "expect",
"intend", "plan", "potential", and similar expressions are intended to
identify forward-looking statements, and these statements may relate to
the business of NextDecade Corporation and its affiliates. These
statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, which may cause
actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed or
implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks include
uncertainties about NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo pipeline
projects and other matters discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of
the definitive proxy statement filed by Harmony on June 29, 2017 and
other subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "SEC"), all of which are incorporated herein by
reference. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak as
of the date of this release. Although NextDecade may from time to time
voluntarily update its prior forward-looking statements, it disclaims
any commitment to do so except as required by securities laws.

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