Carbon Storage

WHERE AROUND THE WORLD IS CO2 STORAGE HAPPENING TODAY?

   
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  Sleipner Project (Norway)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) storage is currently happening across the United States and around the world. Large, commercial-scale projects, such as the Sleipner CO2 Storage Site in Norway and the Weyburn-Midale CO2 Project Project in Canada, have been injecting CO2 for many years. Each of these projects stores more than 1 million metric tons (MMT) of CO2 per year. Large-scale efforts are also currently underway in China, Australia, and Europe. These commercial-scale projects are demonstrating that large volumes of CO2 can be safely and permanently stored.

Additionally, a multitude of other carbon capture and storage (CCS) efforts are underway in different parts of the world to demonstrate the capability of geologic storage and technologies for future long-term CO2 storage. To date, more than 200 CO2 capture and/or storage operations (including in-development and completed) have been carried out worldwide.

 

Myth: There is little to no international work being done to actively validate the concept of long-term carbon storage.
Reality: There are many projects within the United States and around the world where geologic storage of CO2 is being successfully performed.