Major Oil Companies that are using CCS

  • Shell:
    • As of July when this article was published Shell was working on the worlds largest CCS operation in Alberta, Canada
    • Shell takes oil sands bitumen and turns it into synthetic crude that can be made into fuel and used for other products
    • This is the first time CCS has been used commercially in the oil sands industry
  • Chevron:
    • Has CCS plant in Western Australia at the Gordon Gas Fields
    • The operation works by using an underground pipeline that goes to a natural gas plant on Barrow Island
    • Once the plant is up and running the company estimates that 3-4 million tons of CO2 using the natural gas plant will be stored underground 1.5 miles underneath the island in a sand stone formation.


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Hower M. Seven companies to watch in carbon capture and storage .