Court Dismisses Lawsuit by City of Port Isabel Against Port of Brownsville Over LNG Leases

Brownsville, Texas – August 7, 2020 – On Aug. 5th, a state district court dismissed a lawsuit against the Port of Brownsville by the City of Port Isabel related to land leases to three proposed LNG facilities at the port.

“The Port of Brownsville remains dedicated to creating a safe, secure and sustainable center for international trade that supports our growing communities and safeguards the local environment,” said Port of Brownsville Port Director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano. “The court’s decision allows us to strengthen our focus on driving new job opportunities and significant economic progress for the Rio Grande Valley.”

The proposed projects by Annova LNG Brownsville, Rio Grande LNG LLC, and Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, represent a combined investment of more than $30 billion in Cameron County. Each of the projects successfully completed the permitting process required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other regulatory agencies.

In 2019, the Port of Brownsville supported more than 51,000 jobs across Texas and the value of imports and exports of its Foreign Trade Zone exceeded $9 billion for the latest reporting period. The Port of Brownsville is the leading catalyst for economic growth in Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley region, contributing $3 billion in annual economic activity to the state’s economy, according to a 2019 report.