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.