Bayou Choctaw Strategic Petroleum Reserves

The Bayou Choctaw storage site is located in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, approximately 12 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The site was acquired by the U.S. Dept. of Energy in April 1977 and became operational in 1987. Bayou Choctaw currently has six storage caverns (of the 25 total caverns at the within the salt dome), and has an authorized storage capacity of 76.0 million barrels and a cavern inventory of 70.9 million barrels.
The aerial photo is shown for an area that is within 1,000 feet of the salt dome edge.

Data courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories. Original cavern modeling by Dr. Christopher Rautman

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