Too Fast To Be Absorbed

The scandalous details are piling up too quickly to take in. Or, did my blog post title mean that the CO2 is being injected too quickly to be sequestered? We may never know.

Aquistore will permanently sequester only 350,000 tonnes, or 1.2%, of the of 30-million tonnes which will be captured at BD3.

Of the rest going toward “Enhanced Oil Recovery” (basically replacing oil with CO2 liquid pushed underground), only some of that remains sequestered underground. So even if the BD3 plant attains its still out-of-reach 90% capture rate, that doesn’t accurately reflect the amount of CO2 prevented from entering the atmosphere. It’s somewhere far south of the 50% figure, making clean coal half clean, and half deadly, depending on how you want to view that filthy cup.

2 responses to “Too Fast To Be Absorbed

  1. Plus the C02 released when the once unrecoverable oil is burned. The end result of this fraud is 2-3 times MORE C02 in the atmosphere. The IEA tells us that we must leave two thirds of PRESENT fossil deposits in the ground in order to prevent IRREVERSIBLE climate change. This project had 2 objectives- push more oil out of the ground and present it as environmental creds to the Americans for the approval of Keystone XL. Climate change? Pfff!

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