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Analysis: US Carbon Capture Pipeline Setbacks Reflect Challenges in Climate Fight

A series of permit rejections for two high-profile carbon pipeline projects in the U.S. Midwest could bode poorly for carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a widespread solution to climate change, reflecting deep-seated public concern about its risks and environmental impacts.

Petronas, MOL, MISC to Develop Liquefied CO2 Carriers for CCS Projects

(P&GJ) — Petronas CCS Ventures Sdn Bhd has signed an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and MISC Berhad to jointly invest in developing and monetizing Liquefied Carbon Dioxide (LCO2) carriers for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects in Malaysia.

Climeworks Explores Large-Scale Carbon Capture Project in Kenya

Climeworks is exploring the development of a large-scale direct air capture (DAC) project in Kenya to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with Great Carbon Valley, the first of its kind in East Africa, the two companies said on Thursday.

Carbon Capture Project Back at Texas Coal Plant After 3-Year Shutdown

A $1 billion carbon capture utilization and storage project that has been shuttered since May 2020 amid plunging oil prices restarted operations last week, its owner JX Nippon said, giving a second chance to a project meant to show the nascent technology is viable at large scale.

BP Commits to Germany with $11 Billion Low-Carbon Investment Push

BP plans to invest up to $10.7 billion in low-carbon fuels, renewables and EV charging in Germany by the end of the decade to rival local power firms, as competition over the energy transition of Europe's largest economy intensifies.

EU to Launch First Phase of World-First CO2 Border Tax

The European Union starts the initial phase of its plan for the world's first carbon border tax next month, requiring importers to report the CO2 emissions of products sold into Europe, such as steel and cement, or risk financial penalties.

EPA: Biden's Climate Act to Cut US Emissions by 2030 by 35-43%

The U.S. economy is on track to spew between 35% and 43% less carbon dioxide by 2030 from 2005 levels as a consequence of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a U.S. government report released on Tuesday showed.

South Dakota Denies Permit for Summit Carbon Solutions' 495-Mile CO2 Pipeline Segment

South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission on Monday denied a permit application from Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions to build 495 miles (796 km) of pipeline through the state to transport captured carbon dioxide from ethanol plants to an underground storage site.

South Dakota Rejects CO2 Pipeline Permit; North Dakota Project Seeks Reconsideration

(P&GJ) — In a recent development, South Dakota regulators have denied a construction permit for a carbon dioxide pipeline project. This decision closely follows a similar rejection by a North Dakota panel regarding another company's project.

UAE's ADNOC to Proceed with Habshan Carbon Capture Project

The carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) project will have the capacity to capture and permanently store 1.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, ADNOC said in a statement.

Canada Oil Sands Carbon Capture Project Struggles to Get Key Contract

Canada is struggling to get a key tool in place for major carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, said a representative of one of the largest such ventures, as the country seeks to launch incentives vital to cutting emissions from Alberta's oil sands.

Hundreds of Millions Pledged for African Carbon Credits at Inaugural Climate Summit

An initiative to boost Africa's carbon credit production 19-fold by 2030 drew hundreds of millions of dollars of pledges on Monday as Kenyan President William Ruto opened the continent's first climate summit.

Eni, Snam Set Ambitions for Italy's First Carbon Storage Project

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is key to ensuring the survival and the competitiveness in Italy of industries including steel, cement and chemicals, energy group Eni and gas grid operator Snam said on Friday.

Norway's Equinor Acquires a Stake in U.S. Bayou Bend CCS Project

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor said on Monday it has acquired a 25% stake in Bayou Bend CCS LLC, a U.S. project to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions along the Gulf Coast in southeast Texas.

FuelCell, Exxon Mobil to Extend Carbon Capture Deal

FuelCell Energy said on Monday it would extend a carbon capture joint development agreement with a unit of Exxon Mobil to March 31 next year.

Guest Perspective Interview: Tackling CO2 Storage on the Gulf Coast

(P&GJ) — In this interview, Crescent Midstream CEO Jerry Ashcroft discusses his company's CO2 storage project near the Louisiana Coast, expected to accommodate up to 300 million tonnes of CO2, along with the associated new pipeline. The company presently possesses approximately 1,500 miles of pipeline within the Gulf Coast region.

Key Hearing for 2,000-Mile Carbon Capture Pipeline Begins in Iowa

Iowa residents living along the route of the U.S.'s largest proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline told state regulators they were worried about possible ruptures and land takings at the start of a hearing that will determine the fate of the project.

Fidelis New Energy to Develop Carbon Neutral Hydrogen Facility in West Virginia

(P&GJ) — Fidelis New Energy has made the strategic decision to establish its inaugural net-zero carbon hydrogen production facility, featuring FidelisH2 proprietary technologies, along with a data center campus and a greenhouse system in Mason County, West Virginia.

API and LEPA Release Comprehensive CO2 Pipeline Safety Guide

(P&GJ) — The guide, developed with input from the National Association of State Fire Marshals, helps operators advance a zero-incident safety culture by outlining best practices for CO2 pipeline safety and emergency preparedness.

Deep Sky, Svante Partner to Study Carbon Storage Feasibility in Southern Quebec, Canada

(P&GJ) — Canadian carbon removal developer, Deep Sky, has joined forces with carbon capture and removal solutions provider Svante Technologies Inc. to evaluate the feasibility of sequestering CO2 in Southern Quebec.

Brazil Studying Some $30 Billion in Low-Carbon Hydrogen Projects, Secretary Says

Brazil is studying some $30 billion in projects looking to produce low-carbon hydrogen, an official from the country's mines and energy ministry said on Wednesday, estimating the country has a potential output of 1.8 billion metric tons.

Dutch Court Rules Huge Carbon Capture Project Can Go Ahead

The Netherlands' highest court on Wednesday ruled that construction of a major carbon capture project in the Rotterdam port area can go ahead, despite objections by environmental activists.

Chevron Invests in Lower-Carbon Pilot Projects in Australia

The energy major would provide funding to Carbon Sync, which is leading a soil carbon sequestration pilot project as well as a research project with Deakin University to explore potential carbon dioxide sequestration opportunities in the region's coastal wetlands.

US Awards $1.2 Billion to Oxy, Climeworks-Led Carbon Air Capture Hubs

The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday announced that projects in Texas and Louisiana to remove more than 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions per year will get over $1 billion in federal grants, a key step in scaling up direct air capture (DAC) technology.

Challenges to Biden's Carbon Plan Emerge from U.S. Power Sector

Edison Electric Institute has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revisions of the proposed power plant standards, which hinge on the widespread commercial availability of carbon capture and storage and low-emissions green hydrogen, adding the agency's vision was "not legally or technically sound."

Williams and Chattanooga Gas Partner to Deliver Certified Low-Emission NextGen Gas

(P&GJ) — Williams has entered into an agreement with Chattanooga Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas, to provide certified, low-emissions NextGen Gas over a three-year period.

North Dakota Regulator Rejects Summit Carbon Solutions Carbon Pipeline Application

The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Friday rejected a permit application from Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions to run 320 miles (514.99 km) of pipeline through the state to transport captured carbon dioxide from ethanol plants to an underground storage site.

Wood Completes FEED Studies for 2,000 Miles of Low Carbon Pipeline Projects in North America

(P&GJ) — Wood has announced that it is delivering concept and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for nearly 2,000 miles of onshore low-carbon pipelines in North America.

Restart Delayed at Texas Coal Unit Linked to Petra Nova CCS Project

The coal unit had hosted the $1 billion Petra Nova carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) plant, which sent the carbon dioxide gas about 80 miles (130 km) by pipeline, where it was pumped into an aging oilfield to boost output, a technique known as enhanced oil recovery.

Canada Releases Framework to Phase Out Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Climate policy analysts said the framework was an important step forward but fell short in continuing to allow government support for oil and gas projects that plan to reduce emissions through technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS).