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Interactive Mapping Application for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative

The Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) mapping application offers users to access information on Wyoming’s CO2 industrial facilities, WPCI corridor routes, active pipelines and CO2 usage and storage sites

WPCI is an innovative project for Wyoming that will help expand Wyoming’s robust infrastructure and facilitate growth in both oil and gas production and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).

Wyoming ARPA Town Hall

Governor Gordon’s recommendations for the use of the first round of the American Rescue Plan funding to include carbon capture, utilization and storage

According to the Governor’s website, "This proposal would appropriate $100,000,000 to the Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account from the General Fund to match private, state or federal funding for research, demonstration, pilot or commercial deployment projects related to Wyoming energy needs, including, but not limited to, carbon capture utilization and storage including soil carbon, carbon capture on coal/gas fired utility plants, carbon dioxide transportation, industrial carbon capture, coal refinery, and hydrogen production, transportation, storage and/or hub development, wind or solar."

Carbon Storage Newsletter

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) release December’s 2021 Carbon Storage Newsletter (CSN) and summarizes public and private sector carbon storage news from around the world.

The Carbon Storage Newsletter provides information on recent activities and publications related to carbon storage. It covers domestic, international, public sector and private sector news in areas such as: DOE/NETL Highlights, announcements, project and business developments, legislation and policy, emissions trading, science and publications.

Governor Mark Gordon has responded forcefully to Friday’s release of the Department of the Interior’s report on federal oil and gas leasing and permitting.

The Governor noted that this unnecessary review was used as an excuse for the Biden Administration’s illegal moratorium on oil and gas leasing on Federal lands.

Carbon Capture Nearing Market Readiness

Wyoming is one of a handful of states that already has an established industrial use for CO2.  Injecting CO2 into old oil wells to enhance oil production (CO2-EOR), and ultimately to sequester the CO2 left in the ground afterward, is already being implemented in Wyoming.

EORI’s Acting Director, Lon Whitman, states in an interview “People need financial support through tax credits or federal dollars for storing [CO2] to make these projects economic.” Currently, CO2-EOR is the only commercial sequestration industry that provides enough built-in profit to help offset the cost of upgrading the infrastructure needed to capture, transport, and store this greenhouse gas.

Read the entire article here.  

Wyoming State Geological Survey Research

“Wyoming is in a position to remain a major player on the national oil and gas stage for years to come.”

The WSGS says that “Despite a challenging year, there are reasons to be optimistic about Wyoming’s oil and gas industries. In addition to Wyoming’s extensive oil and gas reserves, prices are showing signs of recovering, preliminary data for the latter half of 2020 suggests production has stabilized at about 85 percent of pre-pandemic levels, and drill rigs have once again started operating in the state.”

The 2020 summary report is available as a free download from the WSGS website.

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Oil And Gas Production Wyoming

Carbon Storage

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) released November’s 2021 Carbon Storage Newsletter (CSN) and summarizes public and private sector carbon storage news from around the world.

The Carbon Storage Newsletter provides information on recent activities and publications related to carbon storage. It covers domestic, international, public sector and private sector news in areas such as: DOE/NETL Highlights, announcements, project and business developments, legislation and policy, emissions trading, science and publications.

The November Carbon Storage Newsletter can be found here.

Wyoming’s CO2-EOR Opportunities

An updated survey finds resiliency in CO2-EOR opportunities for Wyoming oil fields with plenty of room for industry growth.

In a recent interview, the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute’s Acting Director, Lon Whitman, highlights Wyoming’s success with CO2-EOR technologies that help reduce CO2 atmospheric emissions while effectively increasing oil production for the state.  According to Whitman, CO2-EOR is highly effective, but building the infrastructure to support it is expensive.