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Project Update:

We are proud to announce that we have completed construction on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, and the pipeline is fully operational. This second phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline provides Louisiana refiners with more efficient and sustainable access to North American crude oil as well as market diversification for North American producers. Additionally, the pipeline will further decrease our country's reliance on less stable foreign sources for crude oil.

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Bayou Bridge Pipeline: Jobs and Income for Louisiana

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline extension connects major Louisiana hubs at Lake Charles and St. James. It is an extension of another pipeline which starts in Nederland, Texas.

 

The construction of Bayou Bridge Pipeline generated about 2,500 construction jobs, and supported many other local businesses. In fact, all the pipe used in the Bayou Bridge Pipeline was sourced right in Louisiana, from the Stupp Corporation.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline parallels already existing infrastructure for more than 88% of the route. The pipeline was buried a minimum of 3 feet underground across the entirety of the route, with additional depth under wetlands, agricultural fields, roads and other sensitive areas. All construction areas are in the process of being restored to pre-construction contours and elevations, with a particular focus on conservation of the Atchafalaya Basin. This means restoring the right-of-way and work areas to natural grade similar to undisturbed adjacent lands or wetlands.

 

The Department of Transportation and independent studies have consistently demonstrated that modern pipelines are the safest means of transporting energy goods, while bolstering regional and national energy independence and security.

Taken in total, Louisiana's energy industry supplies:

- $1.5 Billion in state taxes (FY '13)
- $20.5 Billion in Household Income
- A total boost to Louisiana's treasury of $2.9 Billion

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