CO2 injection operation begins in WA

The world’s largest greenhouse gas mitigation project undertaken by the liquified natural gas industry has started on Barrow Island in Western Australia.

Utility Magazine is reporting Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, congratulated Chevron Australia, on behalf of the Gorgon Joint Venture, on the commencement  and operation of a carbon dioxide injection system at the Gorgon natural gas facility.

Once fully operational, the system will inject between 3.4 and 4 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year into a deep underground reservoir.

This is the equivalent of removing 680,000 cars from the roads each year.

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