Houston-based Talos Energy is working with Howard Energy Partners to explore carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) opportunities at the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas, aiming to initially capture 1 million to 1.5 million tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide.

The Coastal Bend Carbon Management Partnership will identify and mature CCS projects on land owned by the port. HEP will provide transportation infrastructure and expertise, while Talos Energy brings its subsurface and sequestration capabilities.

“We have already commenced our technical and commercial evaluation and are confident in the potential success and positive impact this project can have on the Coastal Bend region,” Talos Energy chief executive Timothy Duncan said.

“The Port of Corpus Christi is an incredibly important export hub for the United States, and our goal is to offer their large customer base an on-site decarbonisation solution to help reduce the carbon intensity of those products shipped all around the world from right here in Texas."

The lease option agreement encompasses about 13,000 acres with a goal to store 1 million to 1.5 million tpa of carbon dioxide in saline aquifers that can hold a total of 50 million to 100 million tonnes.

The project could expand to become a larger, regional CCS hub, which would store 6 million to 10 million tpa, with help from HEP’s existing infrastructure connecting to over half of regional emissions.

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