Navigator's failed project could create opportunity for South Dakota's other planned pipeline
Summit Carbon Solutions welcomes Navigator's ethanol plants to hook up to its pipeline instead, POET doesn’t dismiss idea
Anti-pipeline landowners and politicians are celebrating Friday's announcement by Navigator CO2 that it's abandoning a project once slated to run through parts of eastern South Dakota.
But another company also eyeing South Dakota for a carbon sequestration pipeline and facing heavy pubic opposition is using the opportunity to invite Navigator’s former ethanol plant clients to hook onto its pipeline instead.
Within hours of Navigator officially pulling the plug on its line, which would have pumped carbon emitted from ethanol plants to an underground storage location in Illinois, Summit Carbon Solutions issued a statement saying it’s as committed as ever to seeing its project to the finish line.
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