North Dakota Approves First Class VI Carbon Capture, Storage Project

This approval allows RTE to commercially capture (dehydrate and compress) and inject the 180,000-metric-ton-per-year CO2 stream into the Broom Creek Formation on RTE property for permanent geologic CO2 storage.

Hart Energy Staff

North Dakota’s regulatory framework for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is leading the nation again as the North Dakota Industrial Commission approved the first Class VI well in North Dakota on Oct. 19.

North Dakota was the first state to receive primacy of Class VI wells from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2018, followed only by Wyoming in 2020.

Orders written by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), and signed on Oct. 19 by the Commission, approved Red Trail Energy LLC (RTE) to geologically store CO2 from the RTE ethanol facility located near Richardton.

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