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 will help maintain future growth by connecting several crude hubs – starting in Nederland, Texas, the new section of pipe will originate at the terminal hub in Lake Charles, Louisiana and connect 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 will parallel existing infrastructure such as other pipelines, power lines, or roads. Additionally, the entire length of the pipe parallels existing utilities across the Atchafalaya Basin.
When completed, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will be 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 that will create an estimated 2,500 construction jobs, and support family-sustaining jobs in communities along the pipeline route. Moreover, contracts with key vendors in Louisiana for the project will bring new investments to American and Louisiana-based companies.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline will connect key Louisiana refining operations with new, sustainable and diverse sources of American energy production. The project will connect with and link 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.
- 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.