Carbon dioxide that is separated from natural gas will be captured at the Moomba gas processing plant and reinjected into the geological formations of the Cooper Basin. This will aim to capture 1.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
The Cooper Basin’s reinjection capacity has been assessed at up to 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, for 50 years. This has the potential to be a large-scale carbon sink for power generators and other industries in Australia.
bp is involved involed in CCS research, development and projects including the Net Zero Teesside project in the United Kingdom.