Great Plains to sell CO 2 for EOR

U.S. Energy Sec. Bill Richardson has announced an agreement that will help keep the Great Plains coal gasification plant near Beulah, N.D., in operation by selling its carbon dioxide by-product to producers for enhanced oil recovery projects. "This agreement secures the long-term future of a facility that is vital to North Dakota's economy and to the 700 North Dakota citizens employed there and hundreds more in adjacent coal mines and regional businesses," Richardson said. The Great Plains plant is the only U.S. plant that converts coal into pipeline-quality gas. Built under a federal loan guarantee in the early 1980s, it supplies synthetic gas to nearly 300,000 homes an...

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