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Partnership Statement on Houston CCS Hub Announcement

Published Sep 16, 2021 by A.J. Mistretta

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Statement Attributable to Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership

“The Houston region is committed to leading the global energy transition to a low-carbon future. We know a key component of this effort is expanding carbon capture and storage capabilities here in the U.S. and abroad. We applaud this coalition of Houston companies that have recognized our region as the ideal location for a global-scale CCS network that would serve as the model for developments elsewhere in the world.

Solving the dual challenge of meeting the demand for ever-increasing amounts of energy to support a growing, modernizing global population while also achieving net zero emissions by 2050 will require novel solutions and technologies. This coordinated, widescale deployment of CCS in Houston will be of the scale and magnitude to drive real results.”

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