Matt Schatzman joins US LNG developer NextDecade

The proposed Rio Grande LNG export facility (Image courtesy of NextDecade)

US liquefied natural gas (LNG) export player, NextDecade appointed Matt Schatzman as the company’s new president.

In this newly created position, Schatzman will report to chief executive Kathleen Eisbrenner and will strengthen NextDecade’s management team as it works towards final investment decisions on the Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo pipeline projects, the LNG developer said in a statement.

Schatzman, 51, was previously executive vice president global energy marketing and shipping and a member of the group executive committee at BG Group, now part of Shell.

At BG, Schatzman was responsible for the company’s global marketing, trading and shipping activities for LNG, crude oil and natural gas.

Prior to joining NextDecade, Schatzman was president of MKS Energy, LLC, where he provided energy advisory and consulting services.

“I am excited to join NextDecade at this stage of its development and to work with Kathleen and the talented team she has assembled,” said Schatzman.

“I believe the company has excellent projects in Rio Grande LNG and the Rio Bravo pipeline and NextDecade is well-positioned to be a highly competitive supplier of low cost LNG to global markets,” Schatzman added.

 

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