Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is significantly expanding its carbon capture usage and storage programme (CCUS) in order to build its position as one of the least carbon-intensive oil and gas producers globally.

That’s according to Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and CEO of ADNOC, in an announcement made earlier this week.

“ADNOC’s CCUS programme reinforces our position as the least-carbon intensive oil and gas producers in the world,” Dr. Al Jaber said.

“As we drive our CCUS targets, we are focusing on innovative and cost-effective solutions that make economic sense.”

ADNOC’s Al Reyadah facility in the emirate of Abu Dhabi currently has the capacity to capture 800,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.

The company now plans to expand the capacity of this programme by over 500%, capturing CO2 from its own gas plants, with the aim of reaching 5 million tonnes of CO2 every year by 2030.

Detailing how ADNOC plans to achieve its CCUS targets, Dr. Al Jaber highlighted that ADNOC’s Shah gas plant has the potential to enable 2.4 million tonnes of CO2 to be captured while its Habshan and Bab plant could enable and capture almost 2 million tonnes of CO2.

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