Over 250 companies utilize Port Fourchon as a base of operation.
In addition to its huge domestic hydrocarbon significance, Port Fourchon is land base for LOOP (Louisiana Offshore Oil Port), which handles 10-15% of the nation’s domestic oil, 10-15% of the nation’s foreign oil, and is connected to 50% of US refining capacity. LOOP is the only US deepwater port capable of offloading VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers) and ULCCs (Ultra Large Crude Carriers).
Port Fourchon currently services over 95% of the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater energy production.
Overall, Port Fourchon plays a strategic role in furnishing this country with about 18% of its entire oil supply.
Over 400 large supply vessels traverse the port’s channels each day.
Approximately 15,000 people per month are flown to offshore locations supported by Port Fourchon.
Truck traffic studies have shown that up to 1,200 trucks per day travel in and out of Port Fourchon.
Five of the top ten Lafourche Parish employers operate from and/or utilize Port Fourchon.
Nine of the top ten Lafourche Parish taxpayers operate from and/or utilize Port Fourchon.