Breakfast event honors carbon dioxide milestone at Synfuels Plant

Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Andrew M. Serri holds the microphone for Allan Greeves, Weyburn manager at Cenovus Energy Inc., during the breakfast ceremony.

Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Andrew M. Serri holds the microphone for Alan Bray, Apache Canada Ltd. manager, during the breakfast ceremony. Cenovus Energy Inc. and Apache use the carbon dioxide produced at the Synfuels Plant for enhanced oil recovery.

A celebration was the first order of business on the day’s agenda at Dakota Gasification Company‘s Great Plains Synfuels Plant May 16.

On Feb. 24, 2013, Dakota Gas delivered its 25 millionth metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the oil fields near Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. Employees, plant management and public officials celebrated that milestone during a breakfast ceremony May 16 at the Synfuels Plant near Beulah, ND. Dakota Gas is a for-profit subsidiary of Basin Electric.

The first CO2 was delivered through the 205-mile pipeline in October 2000. On a typical day, 7,000-8,000 metric tons of CO2 are delivered from the Synfuels Plant to two Canadian oil fields near Weyburn, which are part of the largest carbon sequestration project in the world.

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