Topic: Carbon sequestration

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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ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva to Address Energy Forum

Jan. 31, 2011

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Energy Forum is a student-initiated two-day conference that brings together a cross-section of the university's faculty, students and staff alongside industry, government and NGO partners.

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Luminant Donates $500,000 to University of Texas at Austin Carbon Program

Jan. 12, 2011

In support of new and emerging solutions to produce even cleaner power for the future, Texas power generation company Luminant has given $500,000 to The University of Texas at Austin's Luminant Carbon Management Program. This brings the company's total program contribution to $2.3 million over five years.

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Inaugural Energy Forum to Address Energy Issues Feb. 3-4, 2011

Dec. 20, 2010