WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- You may have heard in recent local news a Co2 pipeline is looking at being constructed through 5 states including South Dakota. More specifically Watertown, as Glacial Lakes Energy has committed to partnering as well.
If completed this will be the largest pipeline in the world.
Chris Hill, Director of Environmental and Permitting at Summit Carbon Solutions explains how the process works.
At times they do come across objections.
Chris talks economic impact.
A vast majority of the pipeline will be underground. It will be above ground in just a few locations with some pump stations throughout the pipeline. When the Co2 gets pumped to North Dakota it will go through a geological sequestration by injection. The formations are over a mile deep that the Co2 gets injected into.
If the project moves along as expected, it would begin operation in 2024.