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

he coming 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 162-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

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is Good for Louisiana.

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is Sourced 100% with Pipe Made in the United States

Key Facts

  • 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 areas affected by the project 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.

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Meet Energy Transfer Partners

America uses 800 million gallons of petroleum every day. At Energy Transfer Partners, we’re proud of our role in developing the latest in pipeline technologies, to bring energy to American homes and businesses. We safely operate more than 70,000 miles of pipeline, with a  company priority to build with American materials, American workers, and American ingenuity.

A Message from the Louisiana Propane Gas Association:
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline will serve as a critical addition to Louisiana’s energy infrastructure system. The Louisiana Propane Gas Association fully supports its construction and operation – and we encourage you to join us.

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