Challenges and opportunities for CCS in Saudi Arabia


Following its assignment as G20 President ahead of the Leader’s Summit held in Riyadh back in late 2020, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recognised further challenges and opportunities in the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

During the UKCCSRC virtual conference, ‘Delivering on COP26: CCS across the world’, Dr. Tidjani Niass, Research Science Consultant at Saudi Aramco and Senior Advisor to the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, spoke about the developing CCS landscape in Saudi Arabia.

Setting the scene, Niass explained that despite the energy-abundant country having moderate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at around 600 million tonnes per year, its emissions per capita are still high compared to similar economies.

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