New hope for CCS after majors back Norway project

CCS has been written off by many, but Shell and Total’s decision to back a Statoil-led project in Norway may have silenced the naysayers for now CCS has been written off by many, but Shell and Total’s decision to back a Statoil-led project in Norway may have silenced the naysayers for now.
By Andreas Walstad 3 October 2017 0 27819
Snohvit LNG plant in Norway Norway’s Snøhvit LNG plant, where a CCS pilot project is based. (Statoil)

Norway seems to have taken a giant leap towards developing large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) after three major European energy companies announced this week that they will back a billion-dollar project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. 

The project, which will capture carbon dioxide from industrial plants in eastern Norway and store it under the North Sea seabed, will have an initial capacity of up to 1.5 mtpa. Led by Statoil with support from Shell and Total, the project is expected to be completed by 2022...

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