Kinder Morgan Lobos CO2 Pipeline Project

Kinder Morgan Withdraws Application for Right-of-Way

Kinder Morgan notified the BLM on January 21, 2015, that they intended to withdraw their application for a right-of-way permit for the Lobos CO2 Pipeline Project. As announced by Kinder Morgan on January 21, the project timing is being reassessed because of current market conditions related to the significant decline in oil prices.  Kinder Morgan will continue to re-evaluate the timing of its planned investment to develop the St. Johns source field and construction of the Lobos Pipeline, as well as the related expansion of the southern portion of the Cortez Pipeline to accommodate future required CO2 capacity from St. Johns field. Kinder Morgan’s online newsroom can be accessed by clicking here:  A link to an article published in the Albuquerque Journal is below.  

If you have questions you may contact Mark Mackiewicz, Senior National Project Manager, at (435) 636-3616 or

What’s Next

The BLM is no longer processing Kinder Morgan’s application for a right-of-way grant. The BLM notified Kinder Morgan that they would still have the opportunity to file a new application for a right-of-way grant at a later date if market conditions provide such an opportunity. Should a new application be filed, the BLM would initiate a new National Environmental Policy Act review. The public would be notified of this effort through publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register.  Thank you for your interest in this project.

Final Scoping Report
Frequently Asked Questions
Notice of Intent
Public Scoping Brochure
Public Scoping Posters     

Kinder Morgan Proposed Pipeline Route Map

For further information, contact:
Mark Mackiewicz, 
Washington Office Project Manager
(435) 636-3616