Full Title: “Petra Nova and the Future of Carbon Capture”
Author(s): NARUC Research Lab
Publisher(s): National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Publication Date: 03/2017


Description (excerpt):
NARUC’s Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilization Partnership hosted a webinar exploring a recently opened innovative carbon capture project, the Petra Nova facility in Thompsons, Texas. A vice president at NRG Energy joined the partnership to discuss his management of the project.

Petra Nova, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture facility, began operating on December 29, 2016. NRG announced the start of project commercial operations on January 10, 2017, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the CEOs of NRG, JX Nippon, and Hilcorp Energy for a ribboncutting ceremony on April 13, 2017. The project can capture and sequester 5,200 tons of CO2 per day. Captured carbon is used to increase oil production at the West Ranch oilfield. To date, the project has injected 260,000 tons of CO2 into the oilfield. This project was delivered on-time and on-budget.