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February 23, 2007
Contact: Leta Rinker

Lander BLM Announces Scoping of a Right-of-Way Action

The Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, is requesting public input on a Devon Gas Services, LP, proposed pipeline right-of-way for the construction and operation of a 47 mile, 8-inch buried carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline for purposes of enhanced oil recovery. The proposed pipeline would be used to transport CO2, gathered from the ExxonMobil Shute Creek-LaBarge facility and Baroil metering facility, to the Beaver Creek Gas Plant located south of Riverton, Wyoming. A tentative, in-service date is set for June 2008.

The majority (75%) of the proposed route falls on BLM-administered public lands and would parallel other pipelines, electric power distribution lines, or roads for approximately 35.5 miles. A portion of the project (25%) would involve state and private lands.

Approximately 35 million standard cubic feet per day of CO2 would initially be transported through the buried pipeline. If approved, construction of the pipeline is estimated to take approximately 8-10 months to complete.

Written comments on the proposed project will be accepted until March 12, 2007. Any comments should be sent to the Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, Attention: Leta Rinker, Realty Specialist, P.O. Box 589, Lander, Wyoming 82520. E-mail comments may be sent to Lander_WYMail@blm.gov.