Shell fits final module on Alberta oil sands' first carbon capture project

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) says it has fitted the final module at the first carbon capture and storage project in Alberta's oil sands, putting start-up on track for 2015.

The 70%-complete Quest CCS project is being built with funding from the Alberta and Canadian federal government to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands.

The project will capture more than 1M metric tons of CO2 each year from Shell's Scotford upgrader and inject it 2 km under the Alberta prairies into impermeable layers of rock for permanent storage.

Earlier: Shell says Canada oil sands project may not meet waste targets.

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  • john001
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    another example of waste of taxpayer's money.
    28 Aug 2014, 12:46 PM Reply Like
  • User 16318392
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    A small correction. Quest will inject CO2 into permeable brine filled layers that lie below impermeable seal layers. It is generally not possible to inject much of anything into an impermeable layer.
    31 Aug 2014, 04:18 PM Reply Like
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