Carbon Capture and Storage – A Roadmap for Scotland
development of networks. In some instances it may be possible to utilise some of the existing pipeline infrastructure built for the North Sea oil and gas industry. We are supportive of the recent consultation by National Grid and Ofgem on the potential re-use of such infrastructure for CO2 transportation.
In the longer term, we see the North Sea developing as the principal CO2 storage hub for the EU, and Scottish organisations such as the Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage and the Scottish European Green Energy Centre, are already participating in the European Commission’s work to identify new trans-European CO2 transport corridors, hubs and pipelines, building on the recently released CO2 GeoCapacities research under the EU’s 6th Framework Programme14.
Source: Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage