The government has granted permission for CO₂ storage in the North Sea

Equinor today received a government permit for CO₂ storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

​The allocated area for storing CO₂ is located close to the Troll field in the North Sea. The storage is a key element of the planned full-scale project with capture, transport and storage of CO₂ (CCS) in Norway.

- This is the first exploitation permit for storing CO₂ on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The permit is an important milestone in Norway's major climate project for capturing, transporting and storing CO₂ from the industry, says CEO Trude Sundset in Gassnova.

Equinor is currently working on FEED studies of the storage solution together with its partners Shell and Total. The same goes for Fortum Oslo Varme and Norcem where the CO₂  will be captured. According to the plan, Gassnova will receive these studies in August, and when the government has made its decision, the matter will be presented to the Parliament next year.

Read more about the exploitation permit at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy's website.