Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) and Enbridge are exploring a carbon dioxide transportation and sequestration hub near Corpus Christi, Texas with the intention to provide carbon storage solutions to emitters in the area.

Enbridge will develop, construct and operate pipeline facilities while Occidental subsidiary OLCV will focus on the sequestration facilities. The hub will likely provide carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions for Enbridge’s proposed facilities in the region and other point source emitters around Corpus Christi and nearby Ingleside.

"We are excited to be partnering with OLCV to explore developing a large-scale CO2 transport and sequestration hub in the Corpus Christi area,” said Enbridge liquid pipelines president Colin Gruending.

“This is a unique opportunity for two organisations to pair complementary skill sets in a way that decarbonises our own facilities and provides a platform for our industrial neighbours who are also seeking to reduce their emissions.”

OLCV is increasing its CCS ambitions on the US Gulf Coast, with pore space leased in Louisiana and plans to provide CCS solutions for NextDecade’s intended Rio Grande liquefied natural gas project in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

“We look forward to working with Enbridge as we advance our plans to develop sequestration hubs that will provide a practical decarbonisation solution for industrial emitters,” said OLCV president of sequestration Jeff Alvarez.

“This collaboration will help accelerate the path to net zero not only for ourselves but for other organisations that are exploring end-to-end solutions to capture, transport and permanently store CO2.”

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