Community Relations & Vendor Information

Texas LNG is proud to be located within the Port of Brownsville and the vibrant Rio Grande Valley region. We are committed to becoming an exemplary member of the community by operating in a safe and responsible manner, providing tax revenues and good paying jobs.

Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley region will derive much needed economic benefits during the estimated three year construction phase and over the long term operations of the facility. We will work with local organizations to provide training to develop a skilled labor pool.  We will fill our construction and permanent employment positions, estimated to be 600+ during construction and ~80 skilled permanent positions, with local staff whenever possible.   

Please click here to download the Texas LNG Factbook (August 2016)

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Supporting Brownsville Independent School District STEM Student of the Month

Texas LNG is the proud partner of the BISD Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Student of the Month. 

Each month,  Brownsville Independent School District and Texas LNG will recognize an outstanding BISD student  who has excelled in science, technology, engineering or math. The outstanding student will be recognized in the Brownsville Herald and El Nuevo Heraldo. 

Recognized Students

January 2016: Brandon Campos, 12th Grade student at Hanna High School.  See announcement in Brownsville Herald and El Nuevo Heraldo

February 2016: Samantha Montoya, 12th Grade student at Lopez Early College High School.  See announcement in Brownsville Herald

March 2016: Omar Rodriguez 12th Grade Student at Pace Early College High School. See announcement in Brownsville Herald.

April 2016: Deandra Gadberry, 12th Grade Student at Porter Early College High School. See announcement in Brownsville Herald.

May 2016: Aleida Olvera, 12th Grade Student at Veterans Memorial ECHS. See announcement in Brownsville Herald.

Supporting the local community

Texas LNG is proud to support the Port Isabel Tarpons and their commitment to academic and athletic excellence. The Fighting Tarpons 2015 football schedule can be accessed here. Go Tarpons!!!  See our ad in the 2015 Football Season Program.  

On March 5, 2016, the Port of Brownsville in partnership with the 2016 Challenge—an initiative by the City of Brownsville and the University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus to promote a healthy lifestyle—hosted a 5K Run & 1M Walk.  The event was free and open to the public.  In support of this community event, Texas LNG donated water, fruit, and energy bars.  Texas LNG staff was present at the event to help distribute the refreshments to all participants.  The 5K Run & 1M Walk was a huge success as more than 300 runners and walkers completed the course, which took participants through the Port of Brownsville. Pictures of the event can be seen here.

Texas LNG proudly sponsored the Brownsville Independent School District's 13th Annual Superintendent’s Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Rancho Viejo Resort on May 7, 2016.  Thanks to this tournament, $113,000 was raised in scholarship funds to be awarded to 113 Brownsville Independent School District graduates to help them continue their post secondary education.  Students receiving scholarships are set to attend a variety of excellent universities including Cornell University, University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, Boston College, Texas A & M University, University of Virginia, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  Scholarship recipients were selected by committees of local community members and district personnel who reviewed over 433 student applications to determine the winners.  To further support the Scholarship Golf Tournament, Texas LNG donated beach bags to thank each golfer for their participation.    

Texas LNG was a key sponsor of the Port Isabel Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk held on June 3 2016.  The 10 km (6.2 miles) run and 5 km walk attracted over 1500 participants, including international participants. Texas LNG sponsored 30+ person running team and also contributed to prizes for all categories. Photos from the event can be viewed by clicking here. Advertisement announcing the winners can be viewed here.

Letters of Support

Texas LNG appreciates the strong support from the local community.

We have received Letters of Support from:

United States Senator John Cornyn (US Senator R-Texas) 2016

United States Senator John Cornyn (US Senator R-Texas) 2015

United States Representative Filemon Vela (US Representative D-Texas, 34th District)

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Texas Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (Senate of Texas, District 27) 2016

Texas Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (Senate of Texas, District 27) 2015

Texas Representative Eddie Lucio III (Texas House of Representatives, District 38)

Texas Representative Rene Oliveira (Texas House of Representatives, District 37)

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez

Brownsville Economic Development Council (2015 & 2014)

Port Isabel - San Benito Navigation District

America's Natural Gas Alliance - ANGA

Chamber of Commerce - Port Isabel

Chamber of Commerce - South Padre Island

Chamber of Commerce - Los Fresnos

Texas Southmost College

Texas State Technical College

South Texas Manufacturers Association

Brownsville Propeller Club 

RGV Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America

Citizen Charles Lewis

Citizen Mary Lewis

Citizen Monte Schwarz Sr.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce is a supporter of LNG projects such as Texas LNG. Read their Opinion Editorial article published on September 9 2015 here. The president of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, Melinda Rodriguez,  describes her support for LNG projects in an article published in the Rio Grande Guardian newspaper, August 12 2015. Click here to read the article.

SocioEconomic Impact

Texas LNG has completed a SocioEconomic Impact study on the benefits of the Texas LNG project to the community.  The report can be downloaded by clicking here.  

 

Vendor Information

 

If you are interested in providing services to our project as a vendor, supplier, or service provider, please fill out a Texas LNG Vendor Information Form.  

The form can be downloaded from clicking the icon below.  Email instructions are on the form.

 

 

RFP for assessment of how potential failures from nearby space launch missions

Texas LNG is conducting a request for proposals for a FERC third party consultant to assist FERC staff in the engineering review of the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, including, but not limited to, the assessment of how potential failures from nearby space launch missions would impact the operation of the LNG terminal and associated shipping. The subject matter under review is more fully described on the attached request for proposal document. Interested and qualified individuals should contact Dave Glessner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as described in the attached request for proposal document.

 

Community Meetings 

The last community event was the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) LNG Public Scoping Meeting held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center.  A similar event was held a day earlier in Brownsville, Texas. 

The Scoping Meeting will give opportunity for members of the community to express their thoughts about the project to the FERC on the record.  

 Texas LNG encouraged the public to attend to stress that the Texas LNG Project:

  Represents a $1 billion investment in Cameron County and will be a catalyst for establishing a clean energy manufacturing cluster in South Texas through partnerships with world-class companies such as Samsung Engineering

  Minimizes environmental impact while using clean electric motors in the natural gas refrigeration process and will permanently occupy only about 1/3 of its site at the Port of Brownsville

  Connects South Texas to the global LNG trade—the second most valuable internationally traded commodity 

Open House events - Held during May 2015

We thank the Brownsville and Port Isabel community for attending our May 2015 Open House events. The community support is much appreciated.

To download materials distributed and shown by Texas LNG at the Open House events, click here.

You can see short video taken at the event by clicking here.    

You can see a short slide show of pictures taken at the event by clicking here

Please continue to give us feedback via the Contact page on this website.

 

Project Information 

Please explore this website to learn more about the Project.  

To download the Texas LNG Fact Book, please click here.

To view the Texas LNG project flyer please click icon below:. 

  

 FERC has issued an informative booklet,  "A Guide to LNG - What All Citizens Should Know" that explains the regulatory process and safety aspects of LNG. The booklet may be downloaded here:

        "A Guide to LNG - What All Citizens Should Know" published by FERC