Chevron, Japan’s JX studying exporting CO2

Evaluating feasibility of shipping CO2 to Australian CCS projects

Chevron and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (JX) are evaluating the export of carbon dioxide (CO2) from Japan to carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects located in Australia and other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

From left: Chevron New Energies President Jeff Gustavson and Vice President, CCUS, Chris Powers; and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Assistant to the President Tetsuo Yamada and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Digital Officer and President Toshiya Nakahara. (Image: Chevron)

The main objective of the MOU between the companies is to evaluate the feasibility of the CCS value chain, including capture of CO2 emitted from industries located in Japan, including JX’s affiliates, and transportation by ship from Japan to Chevron’s greenhouse gas storage portfolio in Australia. The collaboration will also explore the opportunity to develop suitable transboundary policies and the potential development of CO2 storage sites in other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

“We look forward to building off our long-standing relationship with JX and ENEOS Group, the largest Japanese global petroleum and metals conglomerate, and hope that this joint study ultimately contributes to the further development of large-scale CCS hubs throughout the Asia Pacific region,” said Chris Powers, vice president of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) at Chevron. “We believe large-scale CCS value chain projects will play a key role in advancing Asia Pacific’s lower carbon aspirations, and that long-term collaborations are necessary to meet these aspirations.”

“This MOU is achieved thanks to the significant oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) relationship with Chevron that we have had over seven decades, and further demonstrates the commitment and dedication of the companies in helping advance lower carbon solutions.” said Tetsuo Yamada, Executive Vice President of JX.

JX has positioned CCS as an important initiative in its business strategy under its “Two-Pronged” approach, in which, in addition to the conventional oil and natural gas development business, decarbonization initiatives centered on CCS/CCUS are another prong of the company’s operations such as the Petra Nova CCUS project in Texas, USA, Yamada said.

Image: Chevron CO2

From left: Chevron New Energies President Jeff Gustavson and Vice President, CCUS, Chris Powers; and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Assistant to the President Tetsuo Yamada and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Digital Officer and President Toshiya Nakahara. (Image: Chevron)

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