Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Shell launches Canadian carbon capture plant Quest

The company has officially launched its Quest CCS project in Alberta, designed to store more than 1m mt of carbon dioxide annually

The CO2 is transported through a 65-km pipeline and injected more than 2 km underground. Built for the Athabasca Oil Sands Project joint-venture of Shell, Chevron and Marathon, Quest is estimated to have cost $1.35bn, including some 50% government funding (C$865m, $650m) without which it would never have been built. It already stored 200,000 tonnes of CO2 during testing earlier in 2015. International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol hailed the launch of "the world’s first large-scale CCS that will reduce emissions from oil sands" as "particularly significant ahead of the [COP-21] Paris climate negotiations, as world leaders will be looking to strike a deal for deep emission red

Also in this section
Gaza gas stranded at sea
16 January 2018
Palestinians' hopes that a gas discovery made offshore 18 years ago can be developed are unlikely to be realised soon
Kuwait goes for gas
16 January 2018
Despite the perennial shadow of political turbulence, upstream gas and LNG import projects are progressing
Energy Web Atlas Releases New Features for Real-Time LNG Intelligence Service
16 January 2018
Energy Web Atlas leads the market with expanded LNG and pipeline data and improved import and annotation functions