Regulators Reject Summit’s Pipeline Application In South Dakota

Pierre, SD — After rejecting Navigator CO2’s application to build a carbon capture pipeline in South Dakota, that state’s Public Utilities Commission has now rejected the other company — Summit Carbon Solutions’ application to extend its pipeline through their state as well.

The South Dakota regulators say Summit failed to follow county ordinances that require buffer zones around city limits and homes. Summit executives say they will refine their proposed route through South Dakota and resubmit the application. The company’s statement says Summit Carbon Solutions remains committed to South Dakota’s ethanol industry as well as the 73 percent of landowners along the pipeline route in South Dakota who’ve signed contracts giving the company voluntary access to their property.

Summit Carbon Solutions has already redrawn its proposed pipeline route in NORTH Dakota after regulators there raised concerns the pipeline was too close to North Dakota’s capital city. The IOWA Utilities Board started a hearing on the company ‘s proposed pipeline path in Iowa in August. The hearing resumes this Tuesday in Fort Dodge at 8 a.m.



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