Navigator Pipeline Process on Hold in Iowa; Plan to be Revised

One of the two proposed carbon capture pipelines that would run through northwest Iowa is pausing the process in the state.

On Friday, the Navigator Heartland CO2 Ventures Heartland Greenway pipeline filed a motion with the Iowa Utilities Board requesting to withdraw their current procedural schedule, as well as pause any further hearings and conferences. Navigator had initially proposed a date in June of 2024, which was rejected by the IUB.

Navigator says they are currently reviewing their Iowa route and technical specifications in light of recent decisions from regulatory authorities in neighboring states and individual landowner requests. Navigator says the review may lead to revisions in the route and technical specifications as currently proposed in its plans.

In its filing last Friday with the IUB, Navigator requested to pause further activity until it filed an update with the Utilities Board on or before March 29th of next year.

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