BP teams up with PetroChina to develop CCUS cluster in Hainan

Friday, 31 March 2023
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The British oil and gas major BP has signed an agreement with PetroChina to develop carbon capture and storage (CCUS) projects in China’s southern Hainan province. Developments will draw on BP’s expertise with the Net Zero Teesside project, a proposed 860 MW combined-cycle power plant in the UK, with all emissions planned to be captured and securely stored.

In China, BP wants to apply its CCUS expertise in the context of PetroChina’s exploration and production activities in Hainan, where the company produces 6000 barrels per day of oil from the Fushan oilfield. Plans have been worked out to build CCUS facilities which can capture up to 1 million tonnes per annum of CO2, expandable to 10 million tpa in future.

BP chief executive Bernard Loone underlined China is increasingly looking for low-carbon energy, but it also needs to be secure and affordable. “That is a complex challenge. We need different fuels including oil and gas,” he said, stressing: “Now we see real momentum behind CCUS.” 

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