Carbon Capture and Storage, or CCS, is a process that will allow Louisiana's industries that emit carbon dioxide (CO2) to both maintain their business plans and reduce CO2 emissions by using special equipment to remove the CO2 from their facilities' exhaust before it reaches the air. Once captured, the CO2 is then transported by pipeline — in either a gaseous state or in a highly compressed, almost liquid, state — to underground reservoirs that are certified for the safe and permanent storage of CO2.
Pipelines have been safely transporting CO2 for more than 50 years, and an expanded CO2 pipeline network can create new well-paying construction jobs, help sustain Louisiana's industrial jobs and reduce CO2 emissions.
In Louisiana, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company is supporting Low Carbon Solutions' foundational CCS project by building the originating and terminating segments of the pipeline that will transport the captured CO2 emissions to storage.
Safety is the Number One Priority for ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, and we will either meet or exceed regulatory requirements and industry best practices during construction. We are also committed to being good neighbors to the communities in which we operate and proper stewards of the environment through which our pipelines cross.