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CO2 Pipeline Infrastructure


Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute



Doug Macdonald

Patrick Roelofsen

Omar Hurtado

Frank Wiersma

Paul Noothout

This IEAGHG-commissioned study collates information from the public domain on existing CO2 pipelines into a comprehensive reference document, discusses the similarities and differences between CO2 and other pipelines and provides lessons learned to support developers, decision makers, regulators and governmental bodies that do not regularly work with engineering calculations or cost estimates. According to the authors, the key takeaways about CO2 pipelines include (1) they are not a focal point of public concern, (2) they are primarily used in the United States for enhanced oil recovery, (3) they are different from other gas pipelines, (4) they require significant investment and (5) their deployment relies on technical capacity that is a product of pilot projects.