Louisianians for Energy President Randy Hayden Featured on WWL New Orleans

This past weekend, WWL New Orleans ran a segment on the completion and in service of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The segment featured an interview with Louisianians for President Randy Hayden and highlighted the importance and benefits of the project. Hayden notes that pipelines are the safest and most efficient method of transporting oil and gas products, as he tells WWL: We do pipelines better than just about anyone in the world. We’ve got great expertise. A tremendous track record for safety. Its economically viable. It’s the best, safest way to get oil from one place to the next. Hayden… Read More

Louisianians for Energy Statement on Bayou Bridge Pipeline Going into Service

Yesterday, Energy Transfer and Phillips 66 Partners announced that the second phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is complete and will be ready for service April 1, 2019. The 163-mile, 24-inch pipeline will transport crude oil from Lake Charles to terminalling facilities outside St. James. The project will provide Louisiana’s refiners with safe, reliable access to North American crude oil. Below is a statement you can attribute to me, Randy Hayden – spokesman for Louisianians for Energy: “Louisianians for Energy commends Energy Transfer and Phillips 66 Partners on completing the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and investing in Louisiana’s future. After creating… Read More

Louisianians for Energy Statement on $16 Billion Lake Charles LNG Project

Yesterday, Shell and pipeline developer Energy Transfer signed a key agreement to develop a large-scale LNG export facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The project, which was given final authorization to export gas in 2016, would convert an existing LNG import facility into an export terminal. The $16 billion project will support 5,000 construction jobs and 200 full-time positions once complete. The facility is fully permitted, uses existing infrastructure and benefits from abundant natural gas supply and proximity to major pipeline infrastructure, including Energy Transfer’s extensive pipeline network. Below is a statement you can attribute to me, Randy Hayden – spokesman… Read More

The Advocate: Export markets for gas a huge win for Louisiana

The Advocate recently published an editorial highlighting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of a new Venture Global project on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in southwest Louisiana. This comes as the US is in the midst of an energy boom – with record production coming out of major shale formations like the Permian Basin in Texas. The project will bring significant benefits to the state of Louisiana – including about $5 billion in capital investment and about 2,000 construction jobs. The high-paying jobs are expected to fuel economic growth in the region for years to come. Venture Global is… Read More

STATEMENT: Appeals court finds Louisiana DNR properly issued Bayou Bridge permit

On Wednesday, January 30, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana issued a decision on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. In a 4-1 ruling, the court found that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) acted properly in issuing a Coastal Use Permit for the pipeline project. According to the decision’s conclusion, “we reverse the district court’s judgment and uphold the validity of the Coastal Use Permit issued to Bayou Bridge for . . . construction and operation.” Below is a statement on the decision that you can attribute to me, Randy Hayden – spokesman for Louisianians for Energy: “Last week’s… Read More

Louisiana key to US energy boom

The Daily Comet and Houma Courier recently published a letter by former Rep. Charlie Melancon on Louisiana’s energy industry. Melancon also served as the secretary of wildlife and fisheries for the state of Louisiana. His extensive experience working for the people of Louisiana make him well-positioned to discuss the numerous benefits to further investment in our critical energy infrastructure. Melancon underscores Louisiana’s important role in fueling the US’ ongoing energy boom, as the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports record amounts of natural gas and oil production and just recently predicted the US will emerge as a net energy exporter in… Read More

Bayou Bridge Pipeline opponents launch another extraneous legal challenge

Despite the Bayou Bridge Pipeline being more than 90% complete and expected to come into service later this quarter, environmental activists have once again called for a work-stop order on pipeline construction. This is the latest attempt to obstruct the legally-permitted project, which has faced opposition ranging from fringe protester antics in the swamps to a number of futile legal challenges. Bayou Bridge underwent a rigorous permitting and approval process, and has taken extensive measures to preserve the land conditions along the route and prioritize environmental conversation. As the US Attorney representing the Army Corps contends: “Plaintiffs’ attempts to secure… Read More

Louisiana playing critical role in increasing US LNG exports

Louisiana continues to play a key role in US energy development. From LNG export facilities to crude oil refineries and new pipelines, the state is a driving factor in boosting American energy capabilities. Louisianians for Energy President Randy Hayden recently highlighted the state’s contributions in a letter published by the Daily Comet. Discussing the US as a net exporter of crude oil and LNG, Hayden writes: In fact, Louisiana is playing an important role in these trends, with projects like Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG Export Terminal, the nearly complete Bayou Bridge Pipeline, the Lake Charles LNG terminal and a… Read More

Judge’s ruling on Bayou Bridge more than a win for energy

Daily Iberian recently published a letter by Louisianians for President Randy Hayden highlighting Judge Keith Comeaux’s recent ruling on the Bayou Bridge landowner lawsuit. Comeaux ruled Bayou Bridge Pipeline had the right to seize property under eminent domain and the project will pay $150 to each of the three landowners involved in the dispute. In his letter, Hayden writes: Despite the benefits the project is creating for local communities, these landowners with ties to nationwide anti-energy protests challenged the pipeline. After attempting to draw deep connections to the property, it was quickly revealed during trial late last month that the… Read More

STATEMENT: Judge Keith Comeaux’s Ruling on Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Yesterday, December 6, Judge Keith Comeaux ruled on a group of landowners’ lawsuit against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. According to news reports, the ruling will allow construction of the pipeline to continue, with project developers paying $150 to each of three landowners involved in the dispute. Below is a statement you can attribute to me, Randy Hayden – spokesman for Louisianians for Energy: “The Bayou Bridge Pipeline underwent a rigorous review process lasting more than two years, after which time all relevant local, state, and federal permits were granted. Building on that foundation, project developers have gone above and beyond… Read More