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Carbon Dioxide Storage

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what studies he has carried out to assess the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide in the sea-bed in British waters. (91660)

In 2002 DTI commissioned a review study of the feasibility of carbon dioxide capture and storage in the UK.

One of the findings of the study showed that the UK has access to substantial carbon dioxide storage capacity in the North Sea. These storage sites were associated with deep saline aquifers and depleted oil and gas fields.

The report of the study can be found at http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/sources/sustainable/carbon-abatement-tech/c02capture/page19316.html