KBHB BIG 81
LISTEN LIVE
KBHB Music Vault 5:00pm - 11:59pm
KBHB ON DEMAND
facebook

News Article


Carbon-dioxide pipeline planned for eastern Montana, public comment through November 3rd
Associated Press - October 9, 2017

Billings, MT – AP – An energy company is seeking federal approval to build a pipeline in eastern Montana that would transport the greenhouse gas carbon-dioxide for use in oil production along the North Dakota border.

The $150 million pipeline would begin near the Wyoming border and stretch 110 miles to the Cedar Creek Anticline, an aging oil field near Baker, MT, according to Denbury Resources spokesman John Mayer.

Carbon dioxide is considered a prime contributor to climate change but it also can be used to breathe life into old oil fields.  Companies pump the gas deep underground to push out more oil from tapped-out reserves.

Cedar Creek Anticline has potential reserves of 260 million to 290 million barrels of oil, according to Mayer.  Denbury, based in Plano, TX, specializes in using carbon dioxide for oil recovery with projects completed or pending in Texas, Alabama, Wyoming, Mississippi and Louisiana.

In the Rockies, the company obtains carbon dioxide as a byproduct from a pair of natural gas processing plants in Wyoming – ConocoPhillips’ Lost Cabin plant near the small town of Lysite, and Exxon-Mobil’s Shute Creek plant near LaBarge.

A second Denbury pipeline proposal would link the Shute Creek stee to an existing pipeline network that extends into Montana.  The 250-mile line would cost about $400 million, according to the company.

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the Montana proposal through November 3, 2017.

Denbury has not released a construction timeline or specifics on the volume of carbon dioxide that would be transported.

Bureau of Land Management spokesman David Abrahams said further details on the company’s application would not be released except under a freedom of information request.



kbhbradio.com
Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: info@kbhbradio.com
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785
  BIG 81 ON FACEBOOK
  WEATHER
  MARKET NEWS