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Alan J. Alexander
Alan J. Alexander
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects

Alan J. Alexander

Alan J. Alexander

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

start quote symbolHe is a client's dream, [he] can handle all aspects of a deal on his own, is very efficient and reasonable with his billing, and does a good job of delegating work to members of his team, he has always exceeded expectations, is very smart and is able to convey information in a manner that enables commercial decisions to be made based on his legal advice. – Legal 500 Latin America 2019 Client Quoteend quote symbol
Alan J. Alexander

Experience Highlights

  • 8 Rivers Capital in the development of the Cormorant Clean Energy Project, an ultra-low-carbon ammonia production facility in Port Arthur, Texas, which will be powered by 8 Rivers’ proprietary 8RH2 hydrogen process (ongoing)

  • Infinium in the development of a power-to-liquids eFuels facility in Texas that will convert waste carbon dioxide and green hydrogen into SAF and other low carbon fuels, and in its $75 million project equity investment commitment from Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

  • Heliogen in an arrangement with Woodside Energy (USA) to jointly market Heliogen’s solar energy technology in Australia for heat, power and possible hydrogen applications and the commercial-scale demonstration deployment at a proposed facility in Mojave, California

  • Macquarie Capital in the launch of Aerogy, a platform to develop, operate and invest in renewable natural gas infrastructure projects and in the development and financing of Aerogy’s anaerobic digestion based RNG production facility at a leading dairy producer in Wisconsin

  • Gulf Coast Ammonia as project counsel in the development and financing of a world-scale ammonia project in Texas, including the negotiation of a financeable marine terminal services agreement, EPC contract, O&M contracts, feedstock supply agreements, offtake agreements, and site agreements, and also the negotiation of a $574.3 million debt package from a consortium of nine commercial banks (Proximo’s 2019 North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year)

  • Blackstone Credit and ClearGen, a Blackstone Credit portfolio company, in the formation of a strategic partnership between ClearGen and GreenStruxure, a Schneider Electric and Huck Capital joint venture, to develop, own and operate up to $500 million of renewable energy microgrid systems for C&I customers

  • 8 Rivers Capital in its joint venture with ADM to develop the 280 MW Broadwing Clean Energy Complex in Illinois, one of the world’s first zero emissions Allam-Fetvedt cycle power plants, including CO2 storage capabilities

  • Woodside Energy Group Ltd in its merger with BHP Petroleum with an approximately US $43 billion merged entity value and concurrent listing of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the NYSE

  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company in connection with a joint venture with QatarEnergy to develop an $8.5 billion integrated polymers facility in Orange, Texas

  • A private equity-backed fertilizer company in the proposed development and project financing of a fertilizer production facility, including the negotiation of EPC contracts, feedstock supply and transportation agreements, offtake agreements, and the air permit

  • OCI N.V. in a joint venture with Dakota Gasification Company to form N-7 LLC, a jointly owned company that will market, distribute and sell nitrogen fertilizers, industrial ammonia and diesel exhaust fluid in North America

  • New Fortress Energy in a successful bid to conduct the design, engineering, construction, supply, installation, commissioning and testing required to enable power generation units at the San Juan Combined Cycle Power Plant to utilize natural gas (ongoing)

  • Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners in the development of the 14 mile Southern Star Pipeline and the 5.8 mile Jefferson Cushing-Permian Basin Crude Connector crude pipeline in the Beaumont, Texas area

  • A private midstream operating company in four-party joint venture arrangements for the development of a $400 million 67-mile natural gas gathering line in the region overlying the Marcellus Shale

  • M5 Midstream in all aspects of its joint venture with Indigo Minerals for the development of a natural gas gathering system in the Haynesville Shale 

  • New Fortress Energy in the development of a 2.6 mtpa LNG terminal in Pennsylvania

  • Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc. in connection with various transactions to provide early stage debt and equity development capital to project developers in the petrochemical and midstream space

  • Energy Transfer in all aspects of the Lake Charles LNG Project with a liquefaction capacity of 16.45 mtpa

  • Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners in a range of matters related to the development of its crude terminal in Beaumont, Texas 

  • Dyno Nobel Inc. in the development of an $850 million anhydrous ammonia plant in Louisiana, including project development arrangements, real estate and environmental matters, and negotiation of CO2 and ammonia offtake agreements

  • A multinational state-owned entity based in the Middle East in the development and implementation of world-scale facilities, using a patented third-party oxidative coupling of methane process for the production of ethylene

  • Energy company with credit support arrangements related to expanding pipeline capacity and supplying natural gas for a proposed LNG export terminal

  • Global energy company in the renegotiation and restructuring of a bareboat charter and O&M agreement for an FPSO on-location in offshore Nigeria

  • International trading company in the expansion of terminal facilities in the Port of Corpus Christi, including the development of two separate condensate splitter units

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the approximately $92.5 million acquisition of two generating wind farms with a total combined capacity of 88.6 MW plus a 10 MW solar expansion plant in Mexico

  • BioFields SAPI de CV in connection with its joint venture with Kaiima Bio-Agritech for the development of castor seed genetics in Mexico 

  • Blackstone Credit and ClearGen, a Blackstone Credit portfolio company, in the negotiation of a $150 million exclusive financing agreement with Verdant Microgrid, a leading clean energy development company, for the development of renewable microgrid projects for C&I customers

  • A portfolio company of a large private equity institution in its acquisition of a single-source provider of anaerobic digestion vessels for dairy farm renewable natural gas production from agricultural waste

  • Private developer as project counsel in all aspects of the development and project financing of a renewable diesel production facility with a nameplate capacity of 100 million gallons annually to be located on the Texas Gulf Coast, including the negotiation of hydrogen supply agreements

  • Investor in its $75 million investment in a soybean crushing plant in exchange for common and preferred units in the company

  • Talos Energy LLC, as member of a consortium and Operator, in its successful bid for two awarded offshore blocks in Mexico’s first hydrocarbons auction and other matters in respect of their operation and joint ownership

  • Talos Energy in a transaction with Hokchi Energy, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Pan American Energy, to cross assign Talos’ Participating Interest in Block 2 and Hokchi’s Participating Interest in Block 31, both in the Sureste Basin offshore Mexico

  • California Resources Corporation in the bid process for the farmout of an interest in PEMEX’s Ogarrio Field. Work included (i) analysis and advice regarding the Bidding Guidelines, the License Agreement and the JOA to be entered into with PEMEX and other consortium members; (ii) drafting and analysis of issues in the Joint Study and Bid Agreement, and (iii) advice regarding structuring of investment vehicle to be formed with consortium partner 

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the approximately $176 million acquisition of various renewable power portfolios in Mexico 

  • A Mexican renewable energy company in licensing matters related to a biofuels joint development agreement 

  • Key Energy Services, Inc, in the sale of assets located in Mexico and the disposition of its Mexican business unit


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2011 (Contributing Editor, The University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform; Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey–EGADE, M.B.A., 2006 (Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar 2005–2006)
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance with honors; B.A., English with high honors, 2002 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Ternium, S.A. (NYSE: TX): Multinational, publicly traded, and fully integrated steel company included in the Global 1000 (2006–2008)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, San Pedro Nonualco, El Salvador (2002–2004)
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2018
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s), “Rising Star” in Energy and Natural Resources, 2017–2021
  • Houston Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service as Co-Chair of the LegalLine Committee, 2014 and 2015
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019–2021
  • Legal 500 U.S., Real Estate: Construction (Including Construction Litigation), 2019–2023; Finance: Project Finance, 2020–2023; Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power, 2023
  • Legal 500 Latin America, “Rising Star” in Projects and Energy, 2019; “Next Generation Lawyer” in Projects and Energy, 2021–2024; City Focus–Houston, 2023 and 2024; Corporate and M&A, 2023 and 2024
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Energy Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2023 and 2024
  • Board of Directors: Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston
  • Member: Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (“AIPN”) and AIPN’s Sustainability Taskforce
  • Member: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member: Houston Bar Association (LegalLines Co-Chair)
  • Texas