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#EnergyChat Webinar: Can Carbon Capture and Storage Deliver?

July 7, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

Carbon Capture Potential?

Carbon capture and storage technology promises fossil fuels without the carbon dioxide. But can the fledgling technology deliver on this promise? On May 27th, I hosted an Energy Collective #EnergyChat webinar, sponsored by Shell, on precisely this topic.[read more]

Why We Need to Get from Carbon Capture & Storage to Carbon Capture & Utilization

June 4, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilization

In order to really get Carbon Capture and Storage to work on a global commercial scale, the initial and primary emphasis of the effort has to be on improving its economic viability while going hand in hand with a focus on “carbon utilization.”[read more]

The Case for Carbon Capture

June 2, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

The environmental left is hesitant to support CCS because the process is viewed as a means to keep the fossil fuel industries operating well into the future. Industry and conservatives often treat CCS as an expensive and unproven albatross that will strangle business.[read more]


Harnessing the Power of the Sun for Oil Production

November 15, 2011 by Des King

Coalinga, a small town in California’s Central Valley, is home to the past, present and future of energy. The town was originally called Coaling Station A, and served as a coaling station for the railroads in the late 19th century. The name was later shortened to Coalinga. Coalinga sits on the aptly named Coalinga Oil Field – one of the largest in California. The oil field was discovered in 1887 and is one of the nation’s oldest producing oil fields. And last month, Coalinga gained another distinction – home to the world’s largest solar-to-steam enhanced oil recovery project.[read more]

Is C02-Enhanced Oil Recovery A Carbon Storage Option?

August 24, 2011 by Kevin Kuo

Carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) works by injecting CO2 into existing oil fields to increase oil production. It is not a new concept. In fact, around 5 percent, or 272,000 barrels per day, of all domestic oil produced comes from oil recovered using this technique, which was first deployed in West Texas in 1972.[read more]