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Port of Corpus Christi to Develop Large-Scale Carbon Storage

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The Port of Corpus Christi Authority and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) have signed a MoU to co-develop a carbon dioxide storage solution.

The facility in the Coastal Bend will support national decarbonisation targets, which would involve infrastructure to transport and permanently store COcaptured by various industrial target sources in the greater Port of Corpus Christi area.

A report from the American Petroleum Institute and the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers recommends immediate action to reduce carbon emissions by investing into the development of infrastructure to capture and permanently store carbon.

The GLO has already displayed leadership in this area, and recently issued a Request for Proposals from entities interested in constructing carbon storage infrastructure on GLO lands in Jefferson County, Texas.

“The Port of Corpus Christi is uniquely suited geographically and commercially to become the nation’s premier hub for carbon management capture and storage,” said Jeff Pollack, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi. “We have a high density of industrial COtarget sources, a robust network of existing pipeline infrastructure, and we own a full transect of land from our customers’ fence lines out to GLO waters in the Gulf of Mexico.”

With today’s announcement, the GLO and the Port of Corpus Christi have identified the Texas Coastal Bend region as the next focal point for developing a scalable carbon management solution.

“The energy transition is a strategic focus in hitting both commercial and environmental targets for the Port of Corpus Christi,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi. “We are sending a clear message to the American people, to our industry partners, and to the global energy marketplace that the state of Texas and the Port of Corpus Christi intend to establish a large scale CCS management hub and we thank Texas Land Commissioner Bush and his staff for their aligned leadership and commitment to achieving this goal.”

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