Evaluation begins on Canadian carbon storage hub


The Pathways Alliance, which represents Canada’s largest oil and sand producers, has struck a deal with the Government of Alberta to evaluate the feasibility of a proposed geological storage hub and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

Under terms of a signed carbon sequestration evaluation agreement, the alliance will work with the government to further assess the geological characteristics and properties of a deep underground CO2 storage formation.

The proposed carbon storage hub would be connected to a transportation line that would initially gather captured CO2 from an anticipated 14 oil sands facilities in the Fort McMurray, Christina Lake and Cold Lake regions.

If the above is a success, the Pathways Alliance hopes to grow the transportation network to include of 20 oil sand facilities and to accommodate other industries in the region interested in CCS.

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