Shell has signed agreements with the governments of Alberta and Canada to secure ...

Shell has signed agreements with the governments of Alberta and Canada to secure $865mn in funding for its Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Canada. Quest will capture and permanently store deep underground more than 1mn t/y of carbon dioxide (CO2) from Shell’s Scotford Upgrader near Edmonton, Alberta, which processes heavy oil from the Athabasca oil sands. Quest is claimed to be the first application of CCS technology for an oil sands upgrading operation. Shell recently commissioned a 100,000-b/d expansion of its Athabasca oil sands project (AOSP), bringing total capacity to 255,000 b/d. The AOSP includes the Muskeg River Mine, Jackpine Mine and Scotford Upgrader. AOSP partners are Shell (60%) Chevron (20%) and Marathon Oil (20%).

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