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Wyoming – Leading on CCUS

Wyoming is highlighted as a good example of how states can play a leading role in overcoming obstacles associated with carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS)

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck published an article providing general information and recent opportunities emerging to make CCUS a meaningful climate change solution.  The article shines a light on how Wyoming has favorable CCUS laws including permitting procedures and requirements for CCUS sites as well as certification of CO2 intentionally stored during enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations.  The article also mentions Wyoming’s CO2 transportation infrastructure and the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) establishing corridors on public lands designed to lower upfront costs and encourage regulatory stability.

The Wyoming Joint Minerals Committee is also recognized as proactive in supporting legislation that would provide statutory framework to clarifying ownership and liability of CO2 storage as well as the permitting process of CO2 storage through enhanced oil recovery.

Read the entire article here.