Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Enhanced-Oil-Recovery

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Enhanced-Oil-Recovery

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CALGARY - Proponents of an Alberta project to simultaneously trap greenhouse gas and boost oil output from past-their-prime wells say the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line is poised to bring a new dimension to the Alberta oilpatch.

Enhance Energy says the addition of Wolf Midstream as a partner this summer means the project to capture CO2 from two Edmonton-area industrial sites and pipe it 240 kilometres south to a legacy oilfield could be up and running by late 2019.

That's almost a decade after the project attracted government support amounting to 63 million dollars from Ottawa and 495 million from Alberta to provide for a pure carbon dioxide stream from the proposed Sturgeon Refinery, as well as build and operate the pipeline and wells.

Startup was expected in 2012 but delays in building the refinery and difficulty in raising capital after the oil price crunch of 2014 meant the project was stuck on hold. …

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