Communities in the vicinity of the pipeline benefit from Bluegrass Pipeline through new jobs, taxes and community grants.
Tax RevenuesAs a direct result of the Bluegrass Pipeline, communities along the proposed route will benefit from tax revenues. Each year, the pipeline will pay taxes to state governments. In Kentucky, for example, the Bluegrass Pipeline would expect to pay millions in taxes each year over the multiple decades of the life of the pipeline.
Through state formulas, some of those dollars will become available to communities through apportionments at the county level. Generally the taxes are paid based on the value, and/or length/diameter of pipe in the ground, as well as on the value placed on above-ground facilities. State taxation of pipelines differs from state to state.
Compensation for Easements
Landowners whose properties are traversed by the new-build segments of the Bluegrass Pipeline also will receive compensation.Bluegrass Pipeline is committed to offering a fair price for any required easement. Specifically, any offer by Bluegrass Pipeline to acquire an easement will be based on the following:
A fair value, based upon market value principles and number of acres needed, for the privilege of establishing a permanent easement across your land. We will obtain a permanent easement, but you, as the landowner, retain ownership and use of the land.
Additional compensation for damages to crops, grazing lands, timber or any structures directly caused by the construction and maintenance of the pipeline. Construction damages will be paid on the area affected by the actual construction. The settlement for damages to crops either can be paid in advance, based on records of local yields or can be paid after construction, based on actual crop losses.
JobsApproximately 6,000 to 7,000 temporary jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project and approximately 30 individuals will be added to the company on a full-time basis to operate the pipeline. We expect to have 11 construction spreads (or segments) that each will account for 400 to 500 workers, plus another 15% on top of this for field management, inspections and additional services.
Communities should also expect indirect economic benefit as construction personnel and eventually full-time pipeline personnel spend money on supplies, food and lodging.
How to Apply for Community Grants
Community organizations are encouraged to complete the online application on our website to request funding for projects that make a positive impact in the community.
Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program Now Open
The Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program opened October 1, and has received more than 20 grant applications to date from community organizations in Ohio and Kentucky.
Bluegrass Pipeline Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program
Tulsa, Okla. — Bluegrass Pipeline announced it is accepting applications for the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program to fund projects that directly benefit counties traversed by the pipeline project. Grants up to $25,000 per organization per year will be awarded. Projects funded by the Bluegrass Community Grant Program should provide community benefits, with specific emphasis […]