enhanced oil recovery

Stephanie Joyce

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is pushing for the expansion of a tax credit that supports carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery. The 45Q tax credit applies to carbon dioxide captured from power plants and other industrial facilities and used for enhanced oil recovery or permanently stored underground. The current credit is $10 for every ton of carbon dioxide used for enhanced oil recovery and $20 for every ton that is permanently sequestered. A bill backed by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and...

Wyoming environmental regulators say carbon dioxide bubbling up from the ground may have killed six ducks and polluted a stream.

The leak happened in an area where CO2 is injected underground to help revive an old oil field and boost oil production.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has ordered Anadarko Petroleum to identify and control the carbon dioxide leak into Castle Creek in central Wyoming. DEQ also is telling Anadarko to monitor the stream's acidity...