Open consultation

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) projects: re-use of oil and gas assets

Summary

We're seeking views on the re-use of oil and gas assets for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) projects.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

In the CCUS deployment pathway: action plan, we committed:

  • to complete a process to identify existing oil and gas infrastructure that has the potential for re-use for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS)
  • to develop a policy on this

We’re seeking views on this infrastructure and the associated policy proposals to:

  • introduce a discretionary power for the Secretary of State to remove the decommissioning liability from previous oil and gas asset owners if assets are transferred to CCUS projects
  • change policy and guidance documents to encourage owners and operators of oil and gas assets to propose a period of suspension prior to decommissioning

This consultation is of particular interest to:

  • the CCUS industry
  • oil and gas companies
  • groups interested in CCUS

but anyone with an interest in CCUS and its potential role in meeting our net-zero target is welcome to respond.

Documents

Annex A: List of pipelines and stores with potential for re-use for CCUS projects

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Figure 1 - Map of UK offshore infrastructure and potential carbon dioxide storage sites

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

ccusreuseconsultation@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

CCUS Policy Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 22 July 2019