TotalEnergies to develop CO2 project

By Keefe Borden23 May 2022

A tug boat guides an LNG tanker in Southwest Louisiana. (Photo: Reuters.)

TotalEnergies has signed a preliminary agreement with Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsui & Co and Mitsubishi Corporation to develop the Hackberry Carbon Sequestration (HCS) project at Cameron LNG in Southwest Louisiana.

The project is designed to capture CO2 from Cameron LNG with an acid gas removal unit before transporting it by pipeline about 10 kilometers away where it will be stored in a saline aquifer using an injection well with a capacity of up to 2 million tons of CO2 per year.

In August 2021, the HCS project filed an application with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the construction permit of such an injection well – the first application to be accepted by the EPA in Louisiana, TotalEnergies said.

“We are pleased to join force with our partners to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at Cameron LNG export terminal, thus enabling us to supply our customers with low-carbon LNG, a key fuel for the energy transition and a valuable asset for diversifying Europe’s energy supply,” said Thomas Maurisse, Senior Vice President LNG at TotalEnergies.

“We are excited to advance the development of the Hackberry Carbon Sequestration project, the first of Sempra Infrastructure’s net zero solutions projects, to help Cameron LNG produce cleaner LNG for its customers,” said Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure. “This project is expected to be among the first North America carbon capture facilities designed to receive and store CO2 from multiple sources, and our goal is for this facility to set the gold standard for safe and permanent CO2 storage”

Development of the Hackberry Carbon Sequestration project remains subject to definitive agreements, obtaining the necessary permits, and all partners reaching a final investment decision.

Cameron LNG partners are Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsui & Co., Mitsubishi Corporation, TotalEnergies, and NYK Line.

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