Category Archives: Carbon Capture and Storage

Alberta releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment Document Commented On: Quantification Protocol for CO2 Capture and Permanent Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers, Version: DRAFT for public comment, November 2014 and … Continue reading

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Time to proclaim the compulsory unitization provisions of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act

PDF version: Time to proclaim the compulsory unitization provisions of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act Decision commented on: Butte Energy Inc Application for Special Oil Well Spacing, Chigwell Field, 2013 ABERCB 006. Regular readers of this blog will know … Continue reading

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Quest. The Energy Resources Conservation Board approves the first commercial scale carbon capture and storage project in Alberta

PDF version: Quest. The Energy Resources Conservation Board approves the first commercial scale carbon capture and storage project in Alberta Decision commented on: Shell Canada Limited, Application for the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project, Radway Field, July 10, 2012, … Continue reading

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Low carbon energy policies: vested rights, legitimate expectations and differential treatment in domestic and international law

PDF version: Low carbon energy policies: vested rights, legitimate expectations and differential treatment in domestic and international law Cases and matters commented on: Secretary of State for Climate Change v Friends of the Earth and Others, [2012] EWCA Civ. 28, … Continue reading

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CCS is now a CDM Project Activity

PDF version: CCS is now a CDM Project Activity   Decision commented on: Decision -/CMP.7 Modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities – adopted in December 2011. The 17th United … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and storage in Alberta: draft offset Protocol

PDF version: Carbon capture and storage in Alberta: draft offset Protocol Document and regulations commented on: Government of Alberta, Draft Quantification Protocol for the Capture of CO2 and Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers, December 2011 and Specified Gas Emitters Amendment … Continue reading

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A Step Forward for CCS as a CDM Project Activity

PDF version: A Step Forward for CCS as a CDM Project Activity Report commented on: Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Technical Workshop on the eligibility of carbon capture and storage projects under the clean development mechanism of … Continue reading

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Alberta’s CCS Disposition Scheme: the Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation

PDF version: Alberta’s CCS Disposition Scheme: the Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation  Regulation commented on: Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation, A.R. 68/2011 The provincial government is making steady progress in implementing its plan to put in place a legal and regulatory framework … Continue reading

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Down on the Kerrs’ Farm: A comment on the reports of alleged carbon dioxide leaks from Cenovus’ Weyburn Project

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is not yet a proven technology at commercial scales. It is true that we have had considerable experience with analogies including acid gas disposal projects, natural gas storage projects and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects … Continue reading

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CCS and CDM: the eligibility of carbon capture and storage projects under the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol – the Cancun Meeting of the Conference of the Parties

PDF version: CCS and CDM: the eligibility of carbon capture and storage projects under the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol – the Cancun Meeting of the Conference of the Parties Decision commented on: UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, CoP\MoP Decision … Continue reading

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