Unlike any other highway in the nation, the 140-mile stretch of US Highway 90 from
Lafayette to the Westbank Expressway in New Orleans has the highest density of energy
workers in the nation. In fact, 4% of all energy laborers in the US work along the
corridor and 36% of the Louisiana population resides there, too.
Support economic growth - Support the Gateway to the Gulf
Support America's Energy Corridor
The concentration of energy companies, ports, supply bases and other related infrastructure
along the Energy Corridor sustains the vital production of oil and gas in the Gulf
The current Highway 90 will continue to hinder the efficiency of transporting goods,
services and people for both on and offshore activities.
As oil is being discovered at an increasing rate on the Outer Continental Shelf,
an upgraded interstate with a higher capacity is needed to accommodate the resulting
increase in commerce.
- The Energy Corridor is home to 36% of Louisiana's population.
- In the United States, the Energy Corridor is one of the top ten industrial corridors
in terms of jobs per capita.
- The Energy Corridor has access to more navigable water miles than any other region
of its size in the United States.
- 4 of the top 10 ports in the US, in terms of tonnage, can be accessed by the Energy
- The volume of crude oil and natural gas flowing through the Energy Corridor represents
approximately $150 billion in annual energy revenue.
- No other similar sized geographic area in the United States impacts the nation's
economy like this vital Energy Corridor.
- Port Fourchon along the corridor services 90% of all deepwater rigs and platforms
in the Gulf of Mexico and it is the host of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP).
- The pipeline distribution from LOOP connects to over 50% of the U.S. refining capacity
and is the only deepwater offshore oil terminal in the world.