By Amanda Drane, Houston Chronicle • Mar 02, 2023
Oxy’s New Carbon Capture Hub Could Trap 1.2B Metric Tons of East Texas Greenhouse Gases
Occidental Petroleum, a Houston-based oil and gas company, is planning to build a carbon capture hub on a 55,000-acre site in East Texas, which is expected to be operational by 2026.
The company’s carbon capture subsidiary, 1PointFive, aims to store as much as 1.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted by refineries and chemical plants in Chambers, Liberty and Jefferson counties. This is one of five such hubs planned by Occidental in industrial areas of Texas and Louisiana to address the problem of climate-warming pollution.
Occidental broke ground on its first direct air capture plant in the Permian Basin last year and announced plans for a carbon capture hub south of Corpus Christi in November. The company is also working on a potential pipeline network with Enterprise Products Partners to carry carbon dioxide to the hub.