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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
  • 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

Project Update:

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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Bayou Bridge Pipeline: Creating Jobs and Income for Louisiana by Safely Moving Oil Between Existing Terminals

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline extension will connect major Louisiana hubs at Lake Charles and St. James. It is an extension of the current pipeline starting at Nederland, Texas. This 163-mile route will maintain Louisiana’s growth and provide millions of dollars in benefits to the state.

 

The construction of Bayou Bridge Pipeline will generate about 2,500 construction jobs, and support many other local businesses. In fact, all the pipe used in the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is sourced right in Louisiana, from Stupp Corporation.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline will be installed along a route that is 88% parallel to other infrastructure already in place. The pipeline will be 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 will be 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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Media Statement

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.

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