We’re committed to supporting the delivery of the net zero transition by 2050, by converting our network to transport net zero gases to consumers.
While gases such as hydrogen, synthetic gas, and biomethane provide solutions for net zero energy carriers, some production methods for these fuels can produce unwanted emissions.
Alongside this, during the transition some consumers will still use natural gas and therefore continue to emit emissions. A key element of the energy transition is in the capture, use and storage of these emissions to prevent them escaping to atmosphere.
We’re running a project looking at the opportunity of using the gas network to provide transportation for carbon.
This includes looking into the technical challenges and safety implications of onshore carbon transportation, reviewing the opportunities for the repurpose of existing pipelines and the construction of new pipelines, considering the route requirements and opportunities for enroute utilisation of these gases to reduce the storage requirement, as well as understanding the wider commercial and market impacts of carbon capture, usage, and storage (CCUS).
CCUS is a key enabler to produce blue hydrogen and supports the decarbonisation of the existing natural gas network. This project will also address the opportunities of using our pipelines for CCUS versus using the infrastructure to transport hydrogen.