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ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

The concept could generate tens of thousands of new jobs and protect thousands of existing jobs.

https://www.naturalgasintel.com/exxonmobil-eyeing-...

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

If governments are foolish enough to pay them to do it...

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

(OP)
Could be better than breathing hot co2.
ExxonMobil, estimates CCS could be a $2 trillion market by 2040.
And lots of engineers can work on those projects.
As I always say, I dont care how high the price of oil is. If it keeps me working, I can pay that price. 2thumbsup

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

To me, this is one of the markets that COULD develop eventually. But, only if we're really serious about the whole "carbon trading" concept. That concept has real flaws, certainly. But, if companies are taxed heavily on their carbon output then they'll spend heavily on carbon credits that results from thing like this.

I'm not completely sold on the idea. But, I think it makes plenty of sense for companies like Exxon to investigate the technology and develop it a bit.

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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I think they will need a few pipelines, so my chips are in.

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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If governments are foolish enough to pay them to do it...

INFRASTUCTURE!

The problem with sloppy work is that the supply FAR EXCEEDS the demand

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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Better than building rockets, bombs and drones, or
 
some bridge over a dry gulch at Area 51.

You aerospace guys have been getting gov money for 100 yrs. Renewables tax incentives keep the EEs busy. Time I got some.

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

Sooooo the article says, "If the landmark project were to be built, ExxonMobil estimates that by 2030 the initial phase of the carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project could capture 50 million metric tons/year (mmty) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the mega refineries, chemical and manufacturing facilities along the Houston Ship Channel (HSC)."

A quick Google search shows me that global annual CO2 output for fossil fuels has been hovering around 35 billion metric tons/year.

So invest $100B to sequester a maximum of 0.143% of the annual CO2 output? There is no way this would be a wise investment, but it would sure make people feel good about themselves, as long as they ignore all the truly productive things they could have used that $100B for. Stupid investments like this are why China is going to win the energy war. Westinghouse's incompetence already made them the default leader in nuclear..

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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Probably somebody is missing a few 0's somewhere. In Spain a billion is a trillion elsewhere. A billion is "1.000 million" where the decimal is a comma elsewhere,

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

it used to be (in the UK world) that a billion was 10^12 (a million million, as a million is a thousand thousand) ... sounds like this current Spanish practice too.
it's the US practice that a billion is 10^9 (a thousand million).

Can someone explain the logic for European's using a decimal for the thousands divider when it was already in common usage as the "decimal point" ?

What do Europeans call the comma that is pressed into service as a "decimal point" ?

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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In ES it is "la coma". The period, o "el punto", means multiply 4 . 2 = 8

The comma is used extensively and not just in EU.
Where they drive on the left side of the road uses "." except US and some African countries.
Canada is messed up, probably because of Quebec. Peru has much Japanese influence.
In Arabic numeric script a "." = zero and a "0" = 5
In Hebrew a "-" = 0 i think
In Germany the "bottom line" total is at the top of the page.


https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separador_decimal

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

thx ... learn something new everyday.

btw, Canada is not "messed up" ... Quebec is cursed by their separate history. English Canada (ie Toronto, oh, and the rest of Canada too) is fine.

btw2, ... this is all "tongue in cheek" fun.

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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Yeah. I just thought I'd wind up the Canadians a little. We'll all be moving up north soon enough, Taking over Greenland... Denmark should have sold it to Trump when they had the chance. Canada will really be messed up then.

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area
Keeping ahead of the legislation curve so they don't lose their fossil fuel gig.

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The concept could generate tens of thousands of new jobs and protect thousands of existing jobs.
Boilerplate extortion technique. Like politicians, they love exploiting the zero-sum strategy (works every time).

Quote (1503-44)

And lots of engineers can work on those projects.
And lots of taxpayers can charitably keep those jobs afloat.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

RE: ExxonMobil Eyeing $100B Carbon Capture Project in Houston Area

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Climate change.

Better than more freeways and toys for the military.

The workers pay taxes on that.
Materials don't.

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