Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC said April 21 it has started commercial operations on the 30-inch segment of the pipeline from Nederland, Texas, to Lake Charles, La.
In addition, the joint venture completed a successful binding expansion open season to assess additional interest in transportation service from Nederland, Texas, to refining markets east of Lake Charles on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Based on shipper commitments, the Louisiana segment of the pipeline from Lake Charles to St. James will be 24 inches in diameter.
At Lake Charles, Bayou Bridge has agreed to connect to Phillips 66 Partners’ Clifton Ridge terminal and Citgo’s Lake Charles refinery. At St. James, Bayou Bridge has agreed to connections to Plains Marketing LP’s and NuStar Energy LP’s (NYSE: NS) crude oil terminals.
Bayou Bridge also is in discussions with additional parties to connect to the extensive existing crude oil terminalling infrastructure in the region.
Bayou Bridge remains on schedule with respect to the 24-inch segment to St. James, and commercial operations for this segment are expected to begin in the second half of 2017, according to the release.