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NextDecade appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

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NextDecade Corp. has announced that it has appointed Erik Ludtke as its Chief Commercial Officer effective 1 November 2018.

In his new role, Ludtke will be responsible for the development and management of the natural gas supply portfolio, the midstream assets, and the commercial operations required to provide the company’s customers with reliable LNG from the Rio Grande LNG and Galveston Bay LNG projects. He will report to the President and CEO of NextDecade, Matt Schatzman.

Schatzman said: “Erik brings considerable expertise and a proven track record to our management team and will further strengthen NextDecade’s ability to deliver creative solutions to our LNG customers and natural gas suppliers.

“He joins us at an exciting time as we build momentum at our Rio Grande LNG project, supported by our optimal gas supply location in South Texas, our competitive EPC process, the recent issuance of our draft environmental impact statement by FERC, and commercial progress with LNG customers.”

Ludtke added: “I am thrilled to join the talented and experienced NextDecade team and believe the company has excellent prospects for success.

“I look forward to helping NextDecade leverage the significant competitive advantages of its Rio Grande LNG project, including proximity to the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, which affords LNG customers access to abundant natural gas resources and offers producers a valuable outlet to global LNG markets.”

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