NextDecade names Rio Grande LNG finance lead

NextDecade names Rio Grande LNG finance leadImage courtesy of NextDecade

U.S. liquefied natural gas project developer NextDecade Corporation has appointed Brent Wahl as senior vice president, finance.

In this role, Wahl will be responsible for leading the financing needs of NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project as part of the company’s efforts to provide the largest LNG export solution linking Permian Basin associated gas to the global LNG market.

Wahl will be particularly focused on project-level debt and equity financing for the construction of NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, NextDecade said in a statement.

Prior to joining NextDecade, Wahl was a senior managing director and head of Midstream Investment Banking for North America at Macquarie. During his nine years at Macquarie, Wahl handled advisory assignments and capital raises for companies across the energy value chain, including more than $15 billion of debt and equity in support of the construction of LNG facilities in North America.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, having also worked at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America.

During his career, Wahl has participated in more than $50 billion of financings and more than $100 billion of announced M&A transactions.

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