More PSC hearings set for Summit project

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold an additional public hearing on June 2nd in Bismarck regarding a proposal to construct a carbon dioxide pipeline in North Dakota. This hearing was added to the schedule to ensure adequate time for intervenors and the public to participate.

SCS Carbon Transport LLC (Summit Carbon Solutions) is requesting a siting permit for the Midwest Carbon Express CO2 Pipeline Project. The project would consist of approximately 320 miles of carbon dioxide pipeline ranging from 4.5 to 24-inches in diameter and associated facilities. In addition to the pipelines, the project will include the construction of aboveground facilities that will include pump stations, pig/inspection tool launcher and receiver sites, mainline valves, and permanent and temporary access roads. The estimated cost of the project is $898 million.

The proposed pipeline would be built in parts of Burleigh, Cass, Dickey, Emmons, Logan, McIntosh, Morton, Oliver, Richland and Sargent Counties.

Details for the additional public hearing:

• Friday, June 2, 2023 – 8:30 a.m. Central

ND Heritage Center & State Museum – Russell Reid Auditorium

612 E. Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505

The hearing provides an opportunity for members of the public to contribute to the PSC’s official record. Any comments from members of the public must be received at a hearing to be part of the record. People with concerns, questions or support/opposition for the project are encouraged to attend a hearing and present their information. Information received after the hearing will not be part of the official record and cannot be used as a basis for the Commission’s decision unless certain additional procedures are followed.

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is a constitutionally created state agency with authority to permit, site and regulate certain business activities in the state including electric and gas utilities, telecommunications companies, power plants, electric transmission lines, pipelines, railroads, auctioneers, commercial weighing devices, pipeline safety and coal mine reclamation. For more information, contact the Public Service Commission at (701) 328-2400 or

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