ExxonMobil Corp. has completed an expansion of what it says is the world's largest carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant. The plant near LaBarge, WY, now has capacity to capture 365 MMcf/d of CO2 from natural gas streams produced from fields in Wyoming.

The gas streams contain significant amounts of CO2 that are removed at the LaBarge processing plant. The CO2 will be used in enhanced oil recovery operations.

"This expansion will result in lower greenhouse gas emissions and help maximize the recovery of Wyoming's oil resources," said Randy Broiles, vice president, Americas, for ExxonMobil Production Co. "ExxonMobil is a leader in the research, development and application of carbon capture technologies. These technologies could play a significant role in the future management of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide."

The $86 million expansion includes the installation of compressors to capture 50% more CO2.

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