Chevron, MOL to Study CO2 Shipping from Singapore to Australia

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Chris Powers, vice president of CCUS, Chevron New Energies and Yasuchika Noma, executive officer of MOL, at the Joint Study Agreement signing ceremony in Singapore. Photo courtesy of Chevron.

Chevron Corporation, through its Chevron New Energies International Pte. Ltd. (“Chevron”) subsidiary, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (“MOL”) announced on Nov. 9 the signing of a Joint Study Agreement (“JSA”) on the feasibility of transporting liquified carbon dioxide (“CO2”) from Singapore to permanent storage locations offshore Australia.

Under the JSA, Chevron and MOL will explore the technical and commercial feasibility of initially transporting up to 2.5 million tonnes per annum (“Mtpa”) of liquified CO2 by 2030.

The JSA will complement work to be advanced by a recently announced consortium to explore solutions for large-scale carbon capture, transport and permanent storage of CO2 from Singapore. Through its part in three joint ventures, Chevron was also recently granted an interest in three greenhouse gas assessment permits offshore Australia.

“Developing safe and reliable CO2 transportation services is a crucial step in developing large scale Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (“CCUS”) solutions. We are pleased to partner with MOL to explore commercially-ready solutions to focus on realizing this goal,” said Mark Ross, president of Chevron Shipping Company.

“We expect this agreement with MOL to advance the technical and commercial foundations for a regional approach to CCUS, which could provide progress toward the region’s net-zero ambitions. No single entity has all the solutions, but genuine collaboration can help us unlock opportunities as we advance our shared goal of a lower carbon future,” said Chris Powers, vice president, CCUS, Chevron New Energies.

“As a developer and a provider of social infrastructure service in addition to traditional shipping, MOL is honored and excited to have an opportunity to collaborate with Chevron for opening up CCUS solutions in the Asia Pacific region. We hope to expand our collaboration to wider areas of solutions for decarbonization including CCUS and renewable energies globally,” said Yasuchika Noma, Executive Officer of MOL.