CCS platitudes fail to carry weight

By The Wildcat 28 February 2017
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Mongstad CCS plant, Norway. Companies and states are reluctant to invest in the technology. (TCM) Mongstad CCS plant, Norway. Companies and states are reluctant to invest in the technology. (TCM)

Addressing a crowded suite at International Petroleum Week in London last week, speakers from BP and Total stated once again that the successful development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is essential to ensuring the long-term future of gas in the global energy mix.

These pronouncements are becoming as predictable as calls for a more effective carbon trading scheme, but a growing sense of urgency detectable in one speech suggests some corners of the industry are at last waking up to their responsibilities.

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