- Wyoming Files Application for CO2 Pipeline Corridor
- August 7, 2014
- Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP - Denver Office
As part of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s Energy Strategy, the Wyoming Pipeline Authority (WPA) submitted to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) a plan to establish pipeline corridors across the state.
The Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) would establish 1,150 miles of pipeline corridors along existing rights-of-way on federal lands in most of Wyoming’s counties and across nine BLM field offices. The plan is primarily designed to enable the transportation of carbon dioxide (CO2) to existing oil fields to enable enhanced oil recovery (EOR) through CO2 flooding.
Governor Mead, who seeks to reduce permitting time and enhance energy projects, said the WPCI “can assist industry, make CO2 from power plants an asset, reduce overall CO2 emissions and increase oil recovery.” The state collaborated with BLM and other federal agencies to develop the plan.