Norway opens new areas for CCS

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy opens to receive applications for two new areas from players interested in developing domestic carbon capture and sequestration projects.

Photo: Fredrik Hagen/AFP / NTB

With the big Longship undertaking, Norway has set much of the stage for its future carbon capture and sequestration projects, and now the government dials further up on its ambitions for the technology, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy informs in statement Friday.

Two new areas are now open for applicants wanting to develop CO2 storage in the country's underground – one in the North Sea and one in the Barents Sea. This takes place due to interest shown by several industry players, the ministry says.

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