Kathleen M. Eisbrenner, 58, founder and chairman of liquefied natural gas development company NextDecade Corp. died last week, Kallanish Energy learns.
“It is with great sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of our friend and colleague,” said Matthew K. Schatzman, president and CEO of NextDecade. “Kathleen was a true energy industry pioneer. We at NextDecade are grateful for her foresight and leadership, without which we would not be where we are today.”
Eisbrenner founded NextDecade in 2010, and served as company chairman and CEO until February 2018. She remained chairman until her death.
Prior to founding NextDecade, Eisbrenner was executive vice president at Royal Dutch Shell, where she was responsible for the management of the company’s global LNG portfolio and LNG trading business.
Prior to Shell, Eisbrenner was the founder and CEO of Excelerate Energy, focused on developing the Floating Storage Regasification Unit (Fsru) vessel. She also held various senior management positions at El Paso Energy.
NextDecade’s current projects include the Rio Grande LNG project in Brownsville, Texas, designed with six, 4.5 million metric tonnes per annum (Mtpa) liquifaction trains, the Galveston Bay LNG complex in Texas City, Texas, designed with three 5.5 Mtpa liquifaction trains, and the Rio Bravo Pipeline, actually twin 42-inch lines moving natural gas 137 miles from the Agua Dulce hub to the Rio Grande LNG facility.
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