America uses 800 million gallons of petroleum products every day to heat our homes, power our cars, and keep business moving. The 163-mile Bayou Bridge Pipeline project helps maintain future growth by connecting several crude hubs - starting in Nederland, Texas, the new section of pipe originates at the terminal hub in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and connects to the St. James terminal hub.
This project is an extension of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline that is already in service from Nederland, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Moreover, approximately 88% of the new segment of pipeline parallels existing infrastructure such as other pipelines, power lines, or roads. Additionally, the entire length of the pipe parallels existing utilities across the Atchafalaya Basin.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is capable of transporting up to 480,000 barrels per day of reliable oil from different sources to the St. James crude oil hub, which is home to important refineries located in the Gulf Coast region. These and related facilities in turn take that crude and transform it into the many every-day products, base constituents, and crude derivatives that move and power our country.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is an approximate $750 million investment which created an estimated 2,500 construction jobs that support family-sustaining jobs in communities along the pipeline route. Moreover, contracts with key vendors in Louisiana for the project helped to bring new investments to American and Louisiana-based companies.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline connects key Louisiana refining operations with new, sustainable and diverse sources of American energy production. The project connects and links other pipelines that are part of the more than 2 million miles of infrastructure in the U.S. and the major Midwest and Gulf Coast crude oil hubs to bring crude to the St. James hub in Louisiana.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is supported by Louisianans and has received letters or support and endorsements by the following elected officials and interested parties:
- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards - Endorsed the project on his monthly radio show.
- Nancy Landry - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 31
- Stephen Dwight - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 35
- Stuart Bishop - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 43
- Beryl Amedee - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 51
- Chad Brown - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 60
- Mike Danahay - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 33
- Mark Abraham - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 36
- Johnny Guinn - Louisiana House of Representatives, District 37
- Norby Chabert - Louisiana Senator, Chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee
- Ronnie Johns - Louisiana Senator
- The Police Jury of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana - Copy of the Resolution adopted by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on February 9, 2017 in support of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Project
- Hal McMillin - Calcasieu Police Juror, District 14
- National Sheriff's Association
- Independent Petroleum Association of America
- Consumer Energy Alliance
- Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce
- Louisiana Propane Gas Association
- Louisiana Oil and Gas Association
- Lake Area Industry Alliance
- JSW Steel
- Approximately 88% of the pipeline, including the entire crossing of the Atchafalaya Basin, parallels existing infrastructure such as other pipelines, power lines and roads.
- The project reduces truck, rail and waterborne crude oil transportation, which increases the overall safety to the public and the environment.
- The project provides long- and short-term economic benefits to Louisiana via the consumption of goods and services.
- Across all agricultural lands, wetlands and the Atchafalaya Basin, the pipe is buried a minimum 48 inches.
- The pipeline has buoyancy control devices, such as concrete pipe coating.
- Bayou Bridge Pipeline is committed to restoring 100% of any affected area - at the company's own expense - if there were any impacts from construction or during the long term operations.