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BLM Wyoming releases EIS for Wyoming Pipeline Authority

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) which analyzes the proposed corridor network designed for pipeline transportation of carbon dioxide.

The State of Wyoming proposes to designate a statewide pipeline corridor network for future pipeline development associated with carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) as well as associated enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) facilities across private, state and BLM-managed lands.

The corridors would help connect industrial and natural carbon dioxide (CO2) sources with existing oil fields suitable for CO2-EOR injection, including locations for permanent geologic storage.   The initiative will not develop or construct pipeline projects but aims to expedite environmental analysis of the designated corridors to make future project specific proposals more efficient.

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute believes Wyoming would greatly benefit from the WPCI proposal to support CCUS.  Increased CO2-EOR development would generate considerable royalties and taxes to the State of Wyoming and associated counties as well as adding thousands of jobs.

Read the announcement here.