The stakeholders of the joint venture Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC are gauging interest in expanding crude oil transportation service on the pipeline. The project is jointly owned by subsidiaries of Phillips 66, Energy Transfer Partners LP and Sunoco Logistics Partners LP. The companies have launched a binding expansion open season to assess additional interest in transportation from Nederland, Texas, to refining markets in Louisiana.
Construction is already under way on a 30-in. segment of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline from Nederland, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Bayou Bridge expects commercial operations for this segment to begin in the first quarter of 2016.
The results of the expansion open season will be used by the joint venture company to determine the diameter of the pipeline segment from Lake Charles to St. James, Louisiana. At St. James, Bayou Bridge Pipeline has agreed to a connection with NuStar Energy LP’s crude oil terminal and is in discussions with additional parties to connect to the extensive existing crude oil terminal infrastructure in the region, including the Plains Marketing LP’s crude oil terminal. The in-service date for commercial deliveries by Bayou Bridge to St. James, Louisiana, is forecast for the second half of 2017.
For more information about the open season, visit the Energy Transfer website.