Media Statement

February 28, 2018 – Bayou Bridge Pipeline respectfully disagrees with the District Court’s ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers did not properly consider the limited impacts of construction in the Atchafalaya Basin during the extensive NEPA process the Corps conducted.  In fact, the Corps issued two comprehensive environmental assessments, both of which had a “Finding of No Significant Impact” to the Basin. We intend to seek immediate relief from this decision in the appropriate courts. Beyond that, we will decline to comment on the legal process, but instead defer to our filings. It is important to clarify that construction of this important infrastructure project continues in all other areas along the route.

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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