The following mapping resources are available to complement the material found in the 2012 Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada - Fourth Edition (Atlas IV). Please click the options below to reveal further information and links to download mapping resources.
The links below lead users to the GIS data files used in creating Atlas IV. Each zip file contains four data layers – CO2 Stationary Sources, Unmineable Coal Areas, Saline Formations, and Oil and Gas Reservoirs.
- Data Download (Version 1303)
- Metadata (Current Version)
Please note that NETL does not provide technical support for GIS software.
The NATCARB Viewer was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or any agency thereof.
The NATCARB Viewer displays CO2 storage resource data that were obtained by the RCSPs and other sources and compiled by the NATCARB team. Carbon dioxide geologic storage information in the NATCARB Viewer was developed to provide a high-level overview of CO2 geologic storage potential across the United States and parts of Canada. Areal extents of geologic formations and CO2 resource estimates presented are intended to be used as an initial assessment of potential geologic storage. This information provides CCS project developers a starting point for further investigation. Furthermore, this information is required to indicate the extent to which CCS technologies can contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and is not intended to serve as a substitute for site-specific assessment and testing. Please note that data resulting in a straight edge in the map above is indicative of an area lacking sufficient data and is subject to future investigation. States/Provinces with a "zero" value represent estimates of minimal CO2 storage resource, while states/provinces with a blank represent areas that have not yet been assessed by the RCSPs.
Information in the Worldwide CCS Database regarding technologies being developed for capture, evaluation of sites for sequestration of CO2, estimation of project costs and anticipated dates of completion for projects are sourced from publically available information. This database provides the public with information regarding efforts by various industries, public groups, and governments towards development and eventual deployment of CCS technology. This is an active database that will be updated as information regarding these or new projects are released to the public.