Port of Corpus Christi CO2 Capture and Storage

14 September 2021

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (Port of Corpus Christi) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) will co-develop a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage solution in the Coastal Bend in support of national decarbonization targets. The solution would involve infrastructure to transport and permanently store CO2 captured by various industrial target sources in the greater Port of Corpus Christi area.

Academics from the University of Texas at Austin reportedly have mapped the geology of the Texas Gulf Coast and determined this region is ideal for the injection and storage of pressurized CO2. Under their plan, the Land Office and the Port of Corpus Christi have identified the Texas Coastal Bend region as the next focal point for developing a scalable carbon management solution.

“The Port of Corpus Christi is uniquely suited geographically and commercially to become the nation’s premier hub for carbon management capture and storage,” said Jeff Pollack, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi. “We have a high density of industrial CO2 target sources, a robust network of existing pipeline infrastructure, and we own a full transect of land from our customers’ fence lines out to GLO waters in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Details Courtesy of Port of Corpus Christi.