The BBC reports:
The outgoing government in Norway has buried much-vaunted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground amid mounting costs and delays.
The oil and energy ministry said the development of full-scale carbon dioxide capture at Mongstad oil refinery had been discontinued.
It said it remained committed to research into carbon capture.
When the Labour Party presented the plan in 2007, it was hailed as Norway’s equivalent of a “Moon landing”.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and his allies lost a general election to conservatives and centrists this month, and are due to step down shortly.
Mongstad had already run into difficulties.