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Mining the Canadian tar sands: CCS-Project Quest; Pollution of Athabasca River; Concerns of the Canadian Aboriginals

From pages 20 & 21 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010

The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)
Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011.

CCS-project Quest

Shell’s Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP, Shell share 60%) is planning a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, called Quest, near to its Scotford Upgrader. The total cost of the project is projected to be USD 1.35 billion. The province of Alberta (USD 745 million) and the government of Canada (USD 120 million) are willing to pay most of the costs. The plant is planned to be commissioned at the end of 2015.

The CO2 will be permanently put under the ground during an estimated 25 years at a depth of over 2,000 meters, in a saline formation, with a maximum of 1.2 millions tonnes of CO2 each year. In a recent report quantifying the GHG reduction benefits from the CCS-project, the facilities were assumed to operate with 90% availability, capturing 1.08 million tonnes of CO2 annually. The full lifecycle emissions of the CCS-project itself were estimated to be between 0.16 to 0.24 million tonnes of CO2, around 20% of the annual capture. Conclusively, the project is estimated to reduce 0.84 to 0.92 million tonnes of CO2 annually.109 AOSP emitted 3.7 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents in 2009110, while its production stood at 78,000 barrels per day. Considering an already planned 440,000 barrels per day tonnes of production by AOSP and in- situ by Shell before 2020, the CCS-project will only partly compensate for the increasing emissions due to deriving fuel from oil sands compared to fuels derived from conventional oil. read more

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Difficult to fund project – Shell

Without government funding Shell’s carbon capture and storage project that would see nearly half of the CO2 emissions from the company’s Scotford site sequestered would be difficult to justify given the state of the economy, a senior official with the company told The Record last week.

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Shell Weighs Green Project

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Dutch utility Essent NV said Monday they have agreed to study the feasibility of a 1,000-megawatt power plant in the Netherlands from which carbon-dioxide emissions would be captured and stored underground.

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Essent and Shell take first step toward low-CO2 power plant

Essent Business Development B.V. (Essent) and Shell Gas & Power Developments B.V. (Shell) today agreed to study the feasibility of a 1,000-megawatt, low-CO2 power plant.

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Shell acquires gas emissions treating specialists Cansolv Technologies Inc.

Greg Lewin, President, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., said: "As global energy demand grows and the availability of easy oil and gas diminishes, strong gas treating capabilities will be required to help unlock new resources such as complex contaminated gases or coal, while maintaining environmental performance.

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Royal Dutch Shell CO2 storage scheme

The residents of two small Dutch towns are to play host to an unconventional neighbour: massive quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2). Royal Dutch Shell and NAM, the Dutch national gas company, intend to conduct a pilot scheme to investigate CO2 storage. Where will they put it? Under the towns.

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Europe’s $14 Billion Clean-Coal Proposal May Go Up in Smoke

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- A European proposal to spend 11 billion euros ($14 billion) testing how to pump greenhouse gases underground is itself getting buried.

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CO2 ambitions impossible, says Shell boss

Monday 10 November 2008

Global ambitions to sharply reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions over the next few years cannot be achieved, Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer says in an interview with Monday’s Financieele Dagblad.

‘It is extremely simple. Over the next few years, the world will produce more oil, more gas and more coal. CO2 capture and storage technology is still in its infancy,’ Van der Veer is quoted as saying. ‘Politicians might not want to hear it, but the percentage of CO2 is going to soar.’

Van der Veer told the FD that he saw the CO2 dilemma as an opportunity for Shell. ‘We are good in technology, in research and we know a lot about CO2,’ he said. ‘This is an entrepreneurial opportunity.’ read more

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Government of Saskatchewan, Royal Dutch Shell and University of Regina establish international CO(2) storage assessment centre

The Government of Saskatchewan, Royal Dutch Shell and the University of Regina today announced a new international centre that will help make western Canada a world leader in the worldwide deployment and acceptance of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS).

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Shell’s Quest to study carbon capture

Fort Saskatchewan will be home to the future of carbon capture and storage if Shell’s Quest project proceeds the way they’ve planned.

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Shell unveils $20-million carbon storage project

Shell unveiled plans Thursday to begin a $20-million carbon dioxide storage research project that could eventually see one million tonnes of CO2 from the Scotford upgrader near Edmonton injected into a 2,000-metre-deep well.

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