Notice of Permit Approval Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 19-06 Exxon Mobil Corporation’s LaBarge Carbon Capture Project

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Public Notice: Notice of Permit Approval Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 19-06 Exxon Mobil Corporation’s LaBarge Carbon Capture Project

Notice of Permit Approval.  Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), notice is hereby given that the LaBarge Carbon Capture Project (the Project) of Exxon Mobil Corporation (Applicant) has received a Permit to construct from the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.  Records of the application and decision can be viewed during business hours in the offices of the Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality, or on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s website at: http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/labarge-carbon-capture-project/.

 

The Permit allows the Applicant to construct a carbon capture, sales and disposal facility approximately 33 miles northeast of Kemmerer, Wyoming in Lincoln County.  The primary project components include 1) additional equipment at the Shute Creek Gas Plant in Lincoln County, 2) additional equipment at the CO2 Sales Facility in Sweetwater County, 3) construction of the CO2 disposal well (SC 5-2) in Lincoln County, and 4) construction of the non-jurisdictional 9-mile CO2 pipeline in Lincoln County. The Shute Creek Gas Plant and CO2 Sales Facility are on ExxonMobil property and the CO2 disposal well and pipeline will be located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) owned property. Construction is anticipated to commence in Q3 2020 and be completed by the end of 2022. Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at an estimated 388 workers in August and September 2021.

 

Pursuant to W.S. 16-3-107, notice was given and the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council conducted a public hearing on the Application for Permit.  The hearing began at 8:30 A.M. on April 9, 2020, using a telephone conference call-in number that was provided to the public and parties to the proceeding.  The hearing concluded and deliberations of the Industrial Siting Council took place on the afternoon of April 9, 2020, at the same location. 

 

The Council considered the Applicant’s request pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder, and rendered a decision to grant the permit.

 

Dated this 28th Day of May, 2020

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov