CO2 Pipeline Permitting 101

A major CCS pipeline network is on the horizon if permitting challenges are solved. By Toby Mack The purpose of this analysis is to highlight the major opportunities, and the challenges, in the potential for an extensive build-out of CO2 pipelines to help decarbonize industrial processes and power generation, while keeping liquid and fossil fuels prominent in America’s energy portfolio. Carbon capture and storage, with its necessary pipelines, offers one of the brightest scenarios for infrastructure investment and construction, both near and long-term. Two connected obstacles – opposition from environmental organizations, and a difficult permitting process – must be overcome before the immense opportunity of a new CO2 pipeline network spanning as much as 100,000 miles can become reality. READ FULL STORY Visit eeia.org for more information.