By Don Briggs, Daily Comet, December 31, 2017
The Christmas season has come and gone, and now we are headed into the final stretch of the holiday season.
The New Year has become synonymous with the sounds of champagne bottles popping, fireworks, the ball drop in Time Square and New Year's resolutions.
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, over 50 percent of Americans make some kind of resolution for the new year.
I believe that it is vital to set goals or resolutions for the upcoming year, especially when it comes to the health of Louisiana's oil and gas industry.
The first of many resolutions for Louisiana's oil and gas sector is to continue the progress of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
The project, which is set to begin construction very shortly, will stretch from Nederland, Texas, to a terminal in Lakes Charles and then finally end at the St. James terminal hub.
This $750 million pipeline project will create approximately 2,500 construction jobs.
Along with a boost in jobs, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline provides the safest and most efficient way to transport crude across Louisiana.
It is projects like these that are needed to boost economic development and create jobs in Louisiana.
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