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Editor’s Notebook: Getting the CO2 Out

(P&GJ) — Navigator Heartland Greenway has voluntarily withdrawn its application for a certificate of authority to build a 250-mile portion of its CO2 pipeline through a part of western Illinois, but the company said it plans to refile soon.

IPC CEO Urges Canada to Offer More Funding to Build Carbon Capture

International Petroleum Corp., the first foreign oil company to sanction a project in Canada's oil sands in more than a decade, could add carbon capture and storage (CCS) to the plant if more government financial incentives become available, its CEO told Reuters.

Minister: Britain to Announce New CCS Support Within Days

The British government will outline within days incentives for companies to bury their greenhouse gases deep underground, using a promising technology for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, a minister said on Thursday.

Baker Hughes to Develop Carbon Capture Tech with HIF Global

Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. said on Tuesday it would develop technology for direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide with synthetic fuel maker HIF Global.

Factbox: Carbon Capture and Storage Projects Across Europe

Efforts to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industry and store them in underground storage have gained steam across Europe over the past few years as countries seek to meet their climate goals.

Occidental to Use Siemens Energy Compressors at Direct Air Capture Plant in Permian Basin

(P&GJ) — Siemens Energy compressors will be used at Occidental’s first large-scale Direct Air Capture plant in Texas’ Permian Basin, the company announced on March 6. The equipment will compress the captured CO2 for additional processing and pressurize the final product into a pipeline for injection into underground reservoirs.

Tokyo Gas Cuts Shareholder Returns to Invest in Decarbonization

Japan's Tokyo Gas will cut shareholder returns from the next financial year and use freed up funds to invest in technology to slash its carbon emissions, the company said on Wednesday. The company will pay out 40% of profits from the current 50% from the next financial year, it said.

Navigator to Submit Expanded Proposal for 1,300-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project

(P&GJ) — Navigator CO2 plans to resubmit an enhanced proposal to the Illinois Commerce Agency before the end of February, over six months after initially submitting an application to the commission for its multistate pipeline. The expanded proposal is set to include at least one new sequestration site and an additional lateral route.

Canada's Suncor Mulling Options to Replace Supply from Key Oil Sands Mine

Canada's Suncor Energy on Wednesday said it is weighing options for replacing around 200,000 barrels per day of raw bitumen supply from its largest oil sands mine, which is set to run out by the mid-2030s.

U.S. Treasury to Open Advanced Energy Tax Credit Applications on May 31

The U.S. Treasury said on Monday it will open applications on May 31 for $4 billion worth of new tax credits for advanced energy manufacturing and decarbonization projects, with $1.6 billion of those required to be in communities hit by closures of coal mines or coal-fired power plants.

Louisiana Slams EPA Over Lack of Urgency on Carbon-Project Approvals

Louisiana and other top oil-producing states say they can speed up permitting of carbon sequestration projects if allowed to handle decisions that currently fall under the EPA. There are dozens of these projects with multimillion-dollar price tags proposed by energy firms around the United States.

Carbon Pipeline Company Sues Iowa County Over Local Siting Ordinance

The developer of a Midwest carbon capture pipeline network has sued Shelby County in Iowa, saying its ordinance restricting the siting of hazardous pipelines is overruled by a federal pipeline safety law.

2,000-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project Sparks Battle Among North Dakota Landowners

(P&GJ) — Landowners from North Dakota gave testimony on Jan. 27 in favor of and against Summit Carbon Solutions' use of eminent domain to construct a 2,000-mile carbon pipeline network beneath hundreds of homes and farms in the Midwest.

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan Sees Tax Credits Speeding Up Clean Energy Investments

U.S. funding for clean energy projects will help energy pipeline operator Kinder Morgan accelerate its investments in renewable natural gas and carbon sequestration, executives said on Wednesday.

Wintershall Dea Urges Germany to Clear CO2 Exports for Storage

German oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea urged Berlin on Monday to clear exports of carbon dioxide to European neighbors that would be buried in so-called carbon capture and storage facilities.

Canada's Trudeau Urges Alberta to Contribute to Carbon-Capture Incentives

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged the government of the main oil-producing province of Alberta to use its budget surplus to help bolster tax credits meant to help scale up carbon capture and storage and reduce emissions.

Canada Oil Sands Producers to Begin Evaluating Proposed Carbon Storage Site

Canada's largest oil sands producers signed an agreement with the Alberta government allowing them to assess the geology of an underground carbon storage site, a step in their plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, the companies said on Wednesday.

Baker Hughes to Provide Equipment for Petronas Carbon Capture Project

Baker Hughes will provide turbo compression equipment to transport CO2 emitted from flaring at the Kasawari gas development and reinject it into a depleted offshore field through a subsea pipeline.

Consortium Seeks First Proposals for Carbon Capture Shipping Project

A consortium of global energy and shipping organizations said on Tuesday it was seeking proposals to study ways to offload captured carbon dioxide from ships during port calls. The call for proposals is part of the world's first project aimed at building and testing a full-scale carbon-dioxide capture system aboard an oil tanker.

Enbridge Sees Higher 2023 Profit, Joins Occidental on Carbon Capture Project

Canada's biggest pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday forecasted higher 2023 core earnings, banking on sustained high demand for oil and gas amid tight supplies.

Exxon to Exit Africa in Crude Phaseout, Eyeing Low-Carbon Natural Gas Options

Exxon's departure reflects a wider move by major oil producers to reduce crude production in West Africa and shift investments to lower-carbon natural gas development on the continent, and to more lucrative projects in the Americas.

US Proposes Rules to Limit Methane Leaks from Public Lands Drilling

The U.S Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management on Monday proposed rules to limit methane leaks from oil and gas drilling on public lands, the latest move by the Biden administration to crack down on the potent greenhouse gas.

TotalEnergies, Air Liquide to Produce Low-Carbon Hydrogen in France

Industrial gases company Air Liquide and TotalEnergies plan to produce low-carbon hydrogen at the Grandpuits site in France, the pair said on Tuesday, as France looks to increase its sources of renewable energy.

Carbon Capture Not Ending Pipeline Woes

(P&GJ) — With growing demand and government incentives to develop more carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) capacity, some of the biggest U.S. pipeline projects now on the drawing board are designed to transport CO2 from source to storage.

Canada, Nigeria Target Oil and Gas Methane Emissions with New Laws

Oil and gas producers Canada and Nigeria have become the latest countries to tackle the potent greenhouse gas methane with laws to rein in emissions in the fossil fuel energy sector.

Chevron, MOL to Study CO2 Shipping from Singapore to Australia

(P&GJ) — Chevron Corp. has signed joint study agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) to study the feasibility of transporting liquified carbon dioxide from Singapore to permanent storage locations offshore Australia.

Mauritania and BP to Explore Green Hydrogen Projects

BP has signed an agreement with Mauritania to explore ways to develop low-carbon hydrogen on a large scale in the West African country, the British energy company said on Tuesday

Nikola, KeyState to Develop Pennsylvania’s First Low-Carbon Hydrogen Value Chain

Electric vehicle maker Nikola Corp. said on Monday it was working with KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis to create Pennsylvania state's first low-carbon hydrogen production supply chain.

Schlumberger, Linde to Collaborate on Carbon Capture Projects

(P&GJ) — Schlumberger and Linde have entered into a strategic collaboration on carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) projects to accelerate decarbonization solutions across industrial and energy sectors.

Exxon Mobil Taps EnLink’s Pipeline Network for Louisiana Carbon Capture Project

(P&GJ) — Exxon Mobil has signed an agreement with EnLink Midstream to use EnLink’s transportation network to deliver CO2 to its 125,000-acre storage location in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. CF Industries is investing $200 million to build a CO2 dehydration and compression unit at its Donaldsonville, Louisiana, facility to enable the captured CO2 to be transported and stored.