ExxonMobil expanding world’s largest CCS facility in LaBarge, Wyoming

May 13, 2022
The plant’s capacity is to capture over 6 million metric tons annually and this expansion project will increase capacity by another million metric tons

Engineering and technology firm Technip Energies and EPC contractor Saulsbury Industries has won the contract to expand the carbon capture and storage system at ExxonMobil’s LaBarge, Wyoming facility – reportedly the world’s largest carbon capture facility.

The EPC contract will involve modifications to the existing gas treatment facility for increasing capacity and the installation of a pipeline to transport the captured CO2 to a storage reservoir.

Technip Energies will provide the engineering and procurement services and Saulsbury Industries will undertake the construction and the installation of the CO2 transportation pipeline.

The plant’s capacity is to capture over 6 million metric tons annually and this expansion project will increase capacity by another million metric tons. The LaBarge plant has already captured more CO2 than any other facility worldwide.

“The expansion of carbon capture and storage capacity at LaBarge underscores ExxonMobil’s commitment to advancing lower-emissions technologies with projects around the world,” Dan Ammann, President of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions said. “Carbon capture and storage is necessary to help meet society’s net-zero goals and, with the right policies in place, the technology can be broadly deployed immediately.”

Earlier this year, ExxonMobil started pre-FEED studies for carbon capture and storage potential with an aim to reduce GHG emissions from multiple industries in the Gippsland Basin in Australia. This facility will capture approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2 per year.

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