A Shell employee walks through the company’s Quest carbon capture and storage facility in Fort Saskatchewan,  Canada. Many such projects are used for enhanced oil recovery. Photo: Reuters
A Shell employee walks through the company’s Quest carbon capture and storage facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada. Many such projects are used for enhanced oil recovery. Photo: Reuters

Climate change: why carbon capture and storage projects in their current form are not living up to their promise

  • Almost 75 per cent of the carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects worldwide have been used for enhanced oil recovery to boost oil and gas production
  • More research and investment is needed for CCUS in sectors and applications that will help fight climate change, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says

A Shell employee walks through the company’s Quest carbon capture and storage facility in Fort Saskatchewan,  Canada. Many such projects are used for enhanced oil recovery. Photo: Reuters
A Shell employee walks through the company’s Quest carbon capture and storage facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada. Many such projects are used for enhanced oil recovery. Photo: Reuters
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