Peterhead deep-water port identified as an ideal UK-wide CCS transport hub

The deep-water port in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, has been identified by carbon capture and storage (CCS) project developer Pale Blue Dot as an ideal location to transport captured carbon by ship from other parts of the UK and Europe.

In a series of reports published on 23 January, Pale Blue Dot said that the facility could process 16Mt of CO2 annually. Additionally, it was found that existing North Sea oil and gas infrastructure coupled with “impressive natural CO2 storage resources” offered significant benefits and value for CCS.

Pale Blue Dot found “at least 16 suitable storage sites”, with the most promising two potentially providing a storage resource for over 650Mt of CO2, which could be in use from as early as 2023.

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