Closed – 2 consultations on carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS)

Both closed 11:45 p.m. 16th September.

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) projects: re-use of oil and gas assets

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking views on policy for the reuse of oil and gas assets for carbon capture, usage and storage projects. A policy paper – ‘The UK carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) deployment pathway: an action plan’ – was published in November 2018 and sets out how government and industry can work together to achieve the government’s ambition for CCUS. The action plan committed to completing a process to identify existing oil and gas infrastructure that has the potential for re-use for carbon capture, usage and storage and to develop a policy on this. 

Views are now being sought on the existing infrastructure and associated policy proposals which include introducing a discretionary power for the Secretary of State to remove the decommissioning liability from previous oil and gas asset owners if assets are transferred to CCUS projects. 

To view the consultation, and to respond, follow this link.

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS): business models

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is also seeking views on their emerging findings on potential business models for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS). The consultation covers:

  • options on CCUS business models for industry, power, and carbon dioxide transport and storage
  • a framework for future evaluation of models to support hydrogen production with CCUS
  • the CCUS-specific risks inherent in first of a kind CCUS projects
  • the possible delivery and coordination challenges of deploying CCUS at scale

To view the consultation documents, and to respond, follow this link.

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