Harbour Energy today [Wednesday 20 December] responded to the UK Government announcement providing clarity on the process for emitter sequencing to CCS projects.

Gustavo Baquero, Harbour Energy’s Executive Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and Energy Transition said:

"Today’s announcement marks another significant step forward for CCS projects like Viking CCS and Acorn and the development of the UK's carbon capture and storage industry, which is critical to delivering the energy transition. It is important that momentum is maintained and the selection of the anchor emitters to individual clusters are assigned as quickly as possible, which will enable businesses like Harbour to make vital investment decisions to help enable the UK to meet its legally binding emissions reduction targets."

Additional information:

Viking CCS is the Humber-based CO2 transportation and storage network led by Harbour Energy together with non-operated partner bp. Harbour also has a 30% non-operated stake in Acorn CCS in northeast Scotland.

The announcement from the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is available here:

New vision to create competitive carbon capture market follows unprecedented £20 billion investment - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)