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Wyoming’s Pipeline Corridor Initiative Approved

The State of Wyoming’s WPCI proposal identifies key statewide pipeline corridors 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 signing of this Record of Decision is an important piece of the puzzle as Wyoming continues to be a trailblazer on the path to establish a carbon capture facility,” Gov. Mark Gordon told the Star-Tribune in a statement. “The ability to have a CO2 delivery system, as made possible by the pipeline corridor initiative, helps make CO2 commercially viable.”

The WPCI project does not develop or construct pipelines 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 will greatly benefit from the WPCI project 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.

Detailed information about the WPCI project with links to documents and data can be found here.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute’s mission is to facilitate a meaningful and measurable increase in recoverable reserves and production of oil and naturalized gas in Wyoming that may otherwise not be realized.  Key to this is the effective and efficient transfer of relevant technology, information and knowledge to Wyoming Producers.  EORI believes that its mission is being met when producers consider EORI as a vital source of relevant technology.