CO2 Transportation in the EU: Can the Regulation of CO2 Pipelines Benefit From the Experiences in the Energy Sector?
Article from: OGEL 3 (2011), in Pipelines
Pipelines transporting CO2 to a storage facility should be considered as 'reversed' upstream petroleum pipelines. It involves pipelines directly connected to underground storage facilities and using a system of one way, reversed traffic. Consequently, these pipelines will, to a large extent, be subject to national petroleum or mining laws. Advantages to this approach are threefold. First, the upstream safety regime would apply to the CO2 pipeline. Instead of developing an entirely new safety regime, use can be made of an existing and proven regime, which applies onshore as well ...