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 by the end 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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The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is Sourced 100% with Pipe Made in the United States
- 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.
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