A Texas-based oil and gas company has announced plans to expand its carbon dioxide capture facilities in two southwestern Wyoming counties bringing money and jobs to the region.

The Rocket-Miner reported Tuesday that ExxonMobil officials announced the plans Tuesday at a Sweetwater County Commission meeting.

Officials say the company is applying for a permit to build and operate the $260 million carbon capture project at two existing facilities in Lincoln County and Sweetwater County.

Company officials say the project would install equipment capturing low-pressure carbon dioxide to increase the pressure for sale and also to facilitate the disposal of excess chemicals.

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