Anyone working with injection wells in the state of Alabama may have to meet a new requirement in the near future. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has suggested new requirements concerning Class VI injection wells for the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. The new proposed requirement asks the owner or operator of the well to obtain a surety bond in order to operate legally. The proposed bond guarantees that the wells would be properly maintained or removed once they’re no longer being used.
Eric is the Webmaster of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog.