Wyoming, Montana carbon dioxide pipeline opens Jan. 1

Posted: Dec 21, 2012

Written by

ADAM VOGE, Casper Star-Tribune
CO2 pipeline

Gov. Matt Mead and other state and local officials gathered Wednesday in a small lot in western Natrona County to dedicate a carbon dioxide pipeline that will bring new life to oil fields in Wyoming and Montana.

The Greencore Pipeline, a 232-mile project of Plano, Texas-based Denbury Resources, will begin transporting carbon dioxide around the first of the year, according to Bob Cornelius, company vice president of carbon dioxide operations.

The line will connect the ConocoPhillips-owned Lost Cabin gas plant near Lysite to the Bell Creek oil field in southeast Montana, carrying carbon dioxide along a line through Natrona, Johnson and Campbell counties.

Carbon dioxide is an increasingly popular agent in oil field flooding, a process in which the gas is injected into the ground, freeing up trapped oil deposits and adding years to the life of an oil field.

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