The US Bureau of Land Management has started an Environmental Impact Statement for rights of way along a route proposed by Kinder Morgan CO2 Company for a pipeline to move carbon dioxide from their field near St. John, Arizona, 214 miles to the existing Cortez Pipeline southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 16 inch diameter Lobos Pipeline would be able to transport 200 million standard cubic feet per day of CO2. [Right, Lobos Pipeline routes is dark running roughly E-W south of Albuquerque. Credit BLM]
The company would also build 40 miles of 30 inch diameter pipe parallel to the Cortez Pipeline and add a new pumping station. The CO2 will be used for enhanced oil recovery in existing oil and gas fields in the region.
The St. Johnss field is also expected to produce marketable volumes of helium.