The United States of Oil

By John Lippert - 2013-04-02T12:33:57Z

Photograph by Spencer Lowell/Bloomberg Markets

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Operating Around the Clock   

Whiting Petroleum's processing plant for carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery operates in Ward and Winkler counties in west Texas. The plant runs around the clock. Enhanced oil recovery operators can't afford to build such plants without a pipeline that brings CO2 to their oil field and a source of CO2 that's continuously available.