Global CCS Institute

Val Verde Natural Gas Plants

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Capture type:
Pre-combustion capture (natural gas processing)
Transport type:
Onshore to onshore pipeline 101 - 150km
Storage type:
Use of CO2 in enhanced oil recovery


Location: Texas, United States of America

Proponent: Various
Technical aspects

  • 1.3 million tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide (CO2) is re-used in this project.
  • CO2 is captured from five gas processing facilities including Mitchell, Gray Ranch, Puckett, Pikes Peak and Terrell.
  • Once captured, dehydrated and compressed, the CO2 is transported via the Val Verde and CRC pipelines to the Sharon Ridge oil field for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Secondary sinks for the CO2 are the SACROC, Cogdell and Reinecke floods.

Key deliverables

  • Reportedly, enhanced oil recovery at these fields commenced as early as 1972.


Project data is current as at 16/02/2014.