News & Updates

BOEMRE Begins Environmental Reviews for Proposed 2012-2017 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

February 8, 2011. (The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Office of Public Affairs) The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed oil and gas lease sales in the Western and Central Planning Areas of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, for the 2012 to 2017, 5-year oil and gas leasing program.

IOGCC/SSEB Task Force issues CO2 Transport Report, Recommendations

February 14, 2011 (IOGCC/SSEB).  The IOGCC / SSEB Pipeline Transportation Task Force (PTTF) recently released “A Policy, Legal, and Regulatory Evaluation of the Feasibility of a National Pipeline Infrastructure for the Transport and Storage of Carbon Dioxide.” In this report, the PTTF examines the legal and regulatory environment surrounding CO2 pipelines and transport.

Department of the Interior to Study CO2 Storage in U.S. Lands

December 14, 2010 (Wyoming Business Report) The Department of the Interior has announced a new methodology to assess the potential to store carbon in U.S. wetlands, forests and rangelands ecosystems - and thus reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.  

West Virginia looks at resources needed to support carbon capture, sequestration

December 10, 2010 (Ben Adduchio - West Virginia Public Broadcasting) One topic of major discussion at this week's West Virginia Energy Summit was carbon capture and sequestration technology.  

Texas, Feds in Agreement Over New Carbon-Capture Rules

December 10, 2010 (Molly Davis - The American Independent) Recent rules passed by the Railroad Commission of Texas and Environmental Protection Agency to oversee the state's underground carbon storage industry have drawn support from environmentalists, researchers, regulators and industry.

Poll: Most Californians Support Plan for Carbon Trading Market

December 9, 2010 (San Fransisco Chronicle/FuelFix - David R. Baker) According to a poll released Wednesday, a majority of Californians support creating a carbon-trading market to cut greenhouse gas emissions and using the money to address the state's widening budget deficit.

EPA Finalizes Rule - Federal Requirements for Geologic sequestration of CO2 – Class VI

EPA announces the Federal Requirements Under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Geologic Sequestration (GS) Wells Final Rule. The notice was signed by Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator on November 22, 2010 for publication in the federal register.

States join petition to reverse greenhouse gas ruling

October 21, 2010 (PennEnergy). Indiana and Ohio joined 10 other states, industry groups and the Obama Administration to ask the U.S.

DOE Manual Studies 11 Major CO2 Geologic Storage Formations

October 5, 2010 (Dept. of Energy) The Department of Energy has released a study of 11 geologic formations suitable for underground storage of CO2. Using data from DOE’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP) and other sponsored research activities

FutureGen Industrial Alliance Announces Carbon Storage Site Selection Process for FutureGen 2.0

October 6, 2010 (Dept. of Energy) The FutureGen Industrial Alliance announced details of a process that will lead to the selection of a site in Illinois for the underground storage of CO2.