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CO2 Projects Look to Overcome Siting Opposition

(P&GJ) – In the last two years, while the Biden administration has been embracing direct-air capture (DAC) hubs, Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) and its one-time spinoff, California Resources Corp. (CRC), have been leading increased industry interest in the transportation and storage of carbon, in the transition to a zero-emissions energy world.

Editor’s Notebook: Trouble in the Heartland

(P&GJ) — It seems that even CO2 pipelines — a centerpiece of the Biden administration’s net zero greenhouse gas reductions policy — can’t catch a break when it comes to getting out of the starting block where permitting and public opinion are concerned.

Commonwealth LNG, OnStream CO2 Partner on CCS Solution At Developing Louisiana Facility

OnStream CO2 will design, construct, own, and operate carbon dioxide capture equipment near the Commonwealth LNG site. The captured CO2 will be permanently sequestered at the Cameron Parish CO2 Hub. Commonwealth will dedicate CO2 emitted from the LNG facility for a 20-year term.

Europe Studies Mega-Projects for Piping CO2 Offshore

(P&GJ) — Belgian TSO Fluxys and Norway’s state oil and gas company Equinor are working on plans for a 620-mile (1,000-km) pipeline that could export CO2 from industrial clusters in Zeebrugge, Belgium to storage sites offshore Norway. An extension to industrial sites in the port of Dunkirk, France is also under consideration.

Viewpoint: Two US Project Highlight Divide Over Carbon Removal’s Role in Energy Transition

The Texas and Louisiana direct air capture projects are in neighboring states, but the companies leading them are worlds away when it comes to their views on how carbon removal should be deployed in a climate-friendly future and the role oil and gas should play in its deployment.

Snam, Eni, Terna to Fast Track European Pipeline, Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Projects

The two initiatives supported by Snam are a pipeline for hydrogen between Italy, Austria and Germany dubbed the SoutH2 Corridor and a carbon capture and storage hub offshore Ravenna known as the Callisto Mediterranean C02 Network.

Canada Oil Sands CCS Project to Make Final Investment Decision in Mid-2025

The CCS project will require a 400-kilometer (249-mile) pipeline to transport captured carbon. Pathways is also consulting with Indigenous groups along its path about potential economic participation, such as taking an equity position in the project.

Indonesia Launches First Carbon Storage Project in West Papua

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo on Friday launched construction of a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project in West Papua province operated by BP Plc, the country's first carbon storage project.

Canada Initiates Financing for Carbon Capture Advancements

Canada will finance investment tax credits for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and for net-zero energy technologies, following through on previously announced subsidies meant to attract more green investment, its Fall Economic Statement (FES) said on Tuesday.

Wolf Carbon Solutions Initiates Withdrawal of Carbon Pipeline Application in Illinois

Wolf Carbon Solutions has moved to withdraw its permit application in Illinois to build a carbon capture pipeline that would transport as much as 12 million tons of carbon dioxide annually to a storage site in the state, according to a company filing in the state regulatory commission docket.

Japanese Firms, Petronas to Launch CO2 Storage Project by Late 2028

Japanese companies have agreed to develop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project with Malaysian energy firm Petronas which should start holding its first carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from end-2028, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. said on Monday.

Japan's Okinawa Electric Plans to Trial Using Hydrogen at Gas-Fired Power Plant

Japan's Okinawa Electric Power plans to start co-firing hydrogen on a trial basis at a commercial gas-fired power plant from March in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, its president said on Friday.

Analysis: Challenges to CO2 Pipelines Pose Threat to U.S. Ethanol's Role in Green Jet Fuel Development

The U.S. drive to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using ethanol could be slowed because of growing opposition to proposed pipelines that would curb greenhouse gas emissions from ethanol plants by capturing carbon dioxide and carrying it away to other states for storage.

Indonesia's Pertamina, Chevron Agree to Share Data to Develop Carbon Storage Facility

Indonesian state oil company Pertamina signed agreements with U.S. oil company Chevron to share data aimed at developing a carbon capture facility in East Kalimantan, Pertamina said in a statement on Tuesday.

BKV, EnLink Start First Carbon Capture Project in Texas

Energy firms BKV and Enlink Midstream said on Monday the first injection of carbon dioxide at a carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility in Texas was completed ahead of schedule.

Climate Tech Company Heirloom Opens US Commercial Carbon Capture Plant

California climate technology company Heirloom on Thursday unveiled what it says is the first U.S. commercial direct air capture (DAC) plant to suck planet-warming carbon dioxide from the air, a milestone in the effort to scale up nascent carbon removal technologies and hit global climate goals.

BlackRock to Invest $550 Million in Occidental's Carbon Capture Project

BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest money manager, will invest $550 million in Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s direct air capture (DAC) plant in West Texas, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Air Products to Build Europe's Largest Blue Hydrogen Plant in Netherlands

Air Products and Chemicals said on Monday it will build, own and operate a carbon capture and carbon dioxide (CO2) treatment facility at its existing hydrogen production plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

US Agency Proposes Allowing Carbon Capture Projects in National Forests

The proposed rule would amend existing Forest Service regulations by allowing "exclusive and perpetual use" of national forest land and pore space beneath it for approved CCS projects.

FEED Awarded for QatarEnergy LNG’s CO2 Sequestration Project

Worley will develop the FEED and EPC scope of work for QatarEnergy LNG’s CO2 sequestration facility, in Ras Laffan, Qatar, capable of capturing 4.3 mtpa of CO2.

Plugging the Leak: Tackling Methane Emissions

(P&GJ) — The oil and gas industry is heavily regulated by a number of governing bodies, including the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to ensure pipelines run efficiently and safely. However, no matter how controlled operations are, toxic vapors from fugitive emissions continue to be a problem.

Eni, Snam Italian Carbon Capture Hub Can Also Decarbonize Southern Europe

Speaking in the Italian city of Ravenna where the new carbon capture and storage hub will be based, Snam CEO Stefano Venier said high-polluting groups could find it more convenient to store their CO2 in the Italian hub than transport it to Norway, where there are some CCS sites already functioning.

Algeria's Sonatrach Plans $1 Billion Project for Natural Carbon Storage

Algeria's state oil and gas firm Sonatrach has plans for a $1 billion project for natural carbon storage through planting 420 million trees over 10 years, Algeria's Ennahar TV reported on Monday, citing Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab as saying.

Navigator CO2 Ventures Cancels 1,300-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project in U.S. Midwest

Navigator CO2 Ventures has canceled its Heartland Greenway pipeline project aimed at capturing 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from Midwest ethanol plants and storing it permanently underground, the company said, citing "unpredictable" state regulatory processes.

Shell Abandons Carbon Offset Targets

Shell has given up on specific spending and volume targets for carbon offsets, also known as nature-based solutions (NBS), Chief Executive Wael Sawan told the Energy Intelligence Forum on Tuesday.

Trace, Molpus to Develop Evergreen Carbon Sequestration Hub in Louisiana

(P&GJ) — Trace Carbon Solutions LLC and Molpus Woodlands Group have agreed to develop and operate a carbon sequestration site on approximately 20,000 acres in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes in Louisiana.

Ozona Secures 6,000 Acres for Major CO2 Sequestration Expansion in Permian Basin

(P&GJ) — Ozona CCS LLC has reached a definitive agreement with a private landowner to lease 5,722.79 contiguous acres of pore space in Loving County, Texas, for the purpose of drilling multiple commercial carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration wells in the Permian Basin.

UAE's ADNOC Awards $17 Billion of Contracts for Gas Project, Including Subsea Pipelines

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Thursday it had awarded contracts worth about $16.94 billion for a gas project that aims to operate with net zero carbon dioxide emissions, adding it would be the first in the world to do so.

ADNOC Gas Awards $600 Million Carbon Capture Contract to Petrofac

U.K. oil services firm Petrofac said on Tuesday it got a more than $600 million contract from ADNOC Gas for the Habshan carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, as the Abu Dhabi-based company steps up its decarbonization plan.

Navigator CO2 Ventures Seeks Pause in Iowa Permit Process for 1,300-Mile Carbon Pipeline

Navigator CO2 Ventures has asked Iowa regulators to pause the permit application process for its carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline project that will run across five U.S. Midwest states as it awaits approval in Illinois, where its carbon storage site would be located.