North Dakota official says state needs CO2 for oil recovery  (Audio)

August 17, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms says that state’s oil industry will eventually need carbon dioxide from out of state sources for enhanced oil recovery.

The North Dakota Public Service Commission rejected an application by Summit Carbon Solutions to build a pipeline that would bring CO2 from ethanol plants in the Upper Midwest to be stored underground in North Dakota.

Helms would not comment on the PSC’s decision directly, but he did talk about the importance of bringing CO2 from out of state to North Dakota for enhanced oil recovery.

Summit had said it would re-apply for the North Dakota permit.