Navigator pipeline puts South Dakota operations on hold

One of the carbon pipeline projects planned for South Dakota is on hold.

Some 112 miles of the 1200-mile Navigator pipeline would run to three ethanol plants in Eastern South Dakota, including the Valero plant at Aurora.

A week after the PUC denied its permit application to build the pipeline, Navigator released a statement Thursday saying their operations in South Dakota would be paused while they work to build a more collaborative plan with landowners.

The statement says they have paused some of their right of way work in South Dakota and some parts of Iowa. Navigator says they have released a few of the land agent contract teams working with landowners. It also states Navigator remains committed to project development in a collaborative fashion.


September 15, 2023