Summit Carbon Solutions release statement following North Dakota PSC denying their permit

AMES, Iowa (Press Release) – Summit Carbon Solutions has secured 80% of voluntary easements for its pipeline route in North Dakota and continues to negotiate with additional landowners every day. At the same time, the company is responding to the decision of the North Dakota Public Service Commission.

Summit Carbon Solutions hears the Commission, including concerns with respect to the pipeline location around Bismarck. Summit is looking at plans again and will address those issues in our reconsidered application, including reroutes. The company is determined to get this right for everyone involved. The goal is simple: to work together, understand everyone’s concerns, and make sure our project fits well with what North Dakota wants for its future, especially in areas like energy and agriculture.

North Dakota landowners’ support shows their trust in the company’s vision. Summit Carbon Solutions is partnering with 34 Midwest ethanol plants making a $900 million investment in North Dakota. The company’s success is attributed to its understanding that it will:

  • Giving a boost to the ethanol industry and supporting everyone involved – from plant workers to the farmers selling corn.
  • Helping secure a market for liquid fuels and the internal combustion engine.
  • Opening up new market opportunities in the region.
  • Making sure farmers and ranchers are treated right, from good compensation to taking care of their lands.

Summit Carbon Solutions has partnered with Minnkota Power Cooperative to have access to their sequestration site, Project Tundra. The company has also acquired nearly 90% of the pore space rights within its own sequestration sites in North Dakota.