Saudi Arabia claims to be capturing, storing CO2

Even if this was true, it wouldn’t be true.

ClimateChangeNews.com reports:

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If Saudi Arabia is injecting CO2, it is probably doing so to enhance recovery of oil (“enhanced oil recovery” or EOR). As such the CO2 injected (assuming it remains where it is injected) is easily shown to be less than the CO2 emissions from the recovered oil when burned.

The calcs are below (Source; Coal &Energy, December 23, 2013).

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2 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia claims to be capturing, storing CO2”

  1. Is this sloppy math?
    There seems to be some vacillating between “ton” and “metric tonne”.
    The last sentence (Bottom line) line says, “111,999 metric tonnes of captured CO2 produces 120,400 tons of CO2”, suggesting a “gain” of about 8 tons (metric tonnes?) of CO2. 112,000 metric tonnes is about 123,000 tons, so there is a net “loss” (savings?) of about 3 tons.
    However, since they’ve been doing this all along, where is the new information?
    Also, how to they absolutely guarantee that the gaseous CO2 will stay put?

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