Pipeline company abandoning project that had been slated to run through South Dakota

It’s official. The Navigator CO2 Heartland Greenway project is dead.

The Texas-based company that had been planning to run a carbon sequestration pipeline through five eastern South Dakota counties announced Friday it’s abandoning the project.

“The development of Navigator CO2’s pipeline project has been challenging,” Navigator said in a news release. “Given the unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa, the Company has decided to cancel its pipeline project.”