PUC’s Chris Nelson discusses proposed carbon dioxide pipeline with KWAT News (Audio)

May 9, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission recently held five well-attended public meetings on Summit Carbon Solutions proposed pipeline in the state.

But this pipeline would not carry oil–but rather liquid carbon dioxide that’s captured at more than 30 ethanol plants in the upper midwest.

The pipeline would angle through eastern South Dakota, before ending in central North Dakota.

KWAT News caught up with PUC Chairman Chris Nelson (pictured) to talk about this proposed project…

One of the reasons for this level of interest is that it’s something new…

Here’s what Nelson told me about the proposed route for the pipeline…

Ultimately, it will be up to the PUC to determine whether they’ll grant a permit for the pipeline.

Nelson’s comments came during a stop in Watertown on Friday for the Codington County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner.