Carbon Dioxide Pipeline

Sept. 28, 2010

Springfield, Ill.— Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich says the state will issue a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the construction and operation of a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) pipeline stretching from the coal gasification plants planned for central and southern Illinois to Illinois Basin oilfields in southeastern Illinois. The RFI, submitted to companies with expertise in pipeline development, is to determine the best construction and operation practices, the appropriate siting, as well as the interest level within the industry to work with the state to develop a CO2 pipeline system in Illinois.

The governor's energy plan calls for the investment of $775 million to help build 10 new coal gasification plants over the next 10 years.