Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Saudi Arabia Plans to Use Carbon Capture to Boost Oil Production

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The latest country to jump on the carbon capture idea is Saudi Arabia. The oil-producing nation wants to capture carbon dioxide and inject it into the world’s largest oilfield by 2013 to attempt to increase output and reduce the country’s carbon footprint, reports the National.

Ali al Naimi, the Saudi minister of petroleum and mineral resources, made the proposal on Wednesday at a meeting of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, which is similar to plans for carbon capture in Abu Dhabi. Yesterday’s announcement of the carbon capture project at the giant Ghawar oilfield was a key part of Saudi Arabia’s “initiatives on green.” The announcement came after the Saudi government was criticized by many global leaders for public skepticism that a global agreement could successfully cut emissions through reduced consumption of fossil fuels.

Read more.. http://www.heatingoil.com/blog/saudi-arabia-plans-to-use-carbon-capture-to-boost-oil-production1211/

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