Topic: Carbon capture and storage

Gas Injection Probably Triggered Small Earthquakes Near Snyder, Texas

Nov. 4, 2013

[caption id="attachment_43054" align="alignright" width="251" caption="Map showing 20092011 earthquakes located in this study (red circles), gas injection wells active since 2004 (yellow squares), and focal mechanisms for regional events (beach balls). A series of small quakes occurred in the same region in 1979 and 1980 (green circles) and may have been related to injection of water for enhanced oil recovery. Sources: EarthScope, Texas Railroad Commission, S.T. Harding, and St. Louis University. Illustration: Cliff Frohlich/University of Texas at Austin."]Earthquake and Injection Map[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  A new study correlates a series of small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas between 2006 and 2011 with the underground injection of large volumes of gas, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) a finding that is relevant to the process of capturing and storing CO2 underground.

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U.S. Can Curb Carbon Emissions While Boosting Domestic Oil Production, Report Says

May 23, 2011

Report urges U.S. to increase combination of carbon capture and storage with enhanced oil recovery to increase domestic oil production while curbing emissions of carbon dioxide.

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University Receives $19 Million to Monitor Carbon Storage Project

June 28, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and NRG Energy to design and oversee a monitoring plan for a carbon capture and storage demonstration project in southeast Texas.

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The University of Texas at Austin Receives $1 Million Grant to Build Carbon Capture and Storage Workforce

Sept. 9, 2009

The University of Texas at Austin will use a $994,702 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help create a skilled workforce for the emerging carbon capture and storage industry and to build public awareness of the technology's benefits to society.

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