- 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
We are excited to have concluded the more than two-year permitting process, which has allowed us to begin construction. The construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will take place in what we call “spreads” with multiple spreads under construction simultaneously across the entire route. Construction is estimated to be complete in the second half of 2018.
Construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will provide an estimated 2,500 local construction jobs that support Louisiana families, generate an estimated $17.6 million in sales tax for local businesses such as restaurants, hotels and shops, and an estimated $35 million to date in new investments with Louisiana-based companies. Additionally, Bayou Bridge will pay annual property taxes on the pipeline. These taxes are estimated to be $1.8 million the first year the pipeline is in service.
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The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is Sourced 100% with Pipe Made in the United States
- Approximately 88% of the pipeline, including the entire crossing of the Atchafalaya Basin, will parallel existing infrastructure such as other pipelines, power lines and roads.
- The project will reduce truck, rail and waterborne crude oil transportation, which will increase the overall safety to the public and the environment.
- The project will provide 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 will be buried a minimum 48 inches.
- The pipeline will install 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 are any impacts from construction or during long term operations.
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
We were recently made aware that Louisiana Rise, a local non-profit advocacy organization, has purchased property along the route of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline on which we have an existing easement agreement that allows us to legally construct the pipeline. This easement agreement was negotiated with the prior owner of the property, and, under Louisiana law, the easement remains in full force following transfer of the property. As a result, we are lawfully entitled to bring construction equipment onto the property and to construct the pipeline, pursuant to the terms of the easement.
Additionally, as part of our project planning and pipeline route analysis, we retained cultural experts to conduct cultural and archeological surveys along the pipeline route, including the easement area on this property. These experts determined that there were no sites of historic or cultural significance on the property now owned by Louisiana Rise.
It is our understanding that Louisiana Rise has communicated plans to establish a cultural learning and ceremony space on the property, with the lauded goal of providing education and community services to local Louisianans. While we applaud these efforts, we have learned they also plan to stage protests against our project. We understand there are wide-ranging opinions on infrastructure projects, such as our pipeline project, and we respect the right of all Americans to lawfully protest. We hope and expect that any protest activities will be peaceful, and, we welcome cooperation among protesters, local law enforcement agencies, and our construction personnel to ensure the safety of all parties during our construction activities.
As an update on the progress of our project, the acquisition of our pipeline right-of-way is nearly complete, with more than 98% of easements secured through voluntary easement agreements with each respective landowner. The effort to secure the remaining parcels is nearing completion. We look forward to beginning construction upon receiving all the necessary permits.