Industrial CCUS project begins full-scale operations
Carbon capture use and storage is rapidly becoming a reality.
This Energy.gov news release describes the recent dedication ceremonies at a Port Arthur, TX hydrogen production facility. As part of the production of H2, the Air Products and Chemicals plant also strips out CO2, dries it, and compresses it. The captured CO2 is already being used in an adjacent oil field for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
At full-scale operation, more than 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from the product stream of two methane steam reformers — or approximately one million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year — will be delivered for sequestration and EOR, which will lead to an estimated annual increase in oil production of 1.6 to 3.1 million barrels from the West Hastings oil field located about 20 miles south of Houston, Texas.
Click here to read the full text of the May 10, 2013 news release.