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  • Writer's pictureGustavo Bernal Torres

Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Facility In Canada Emits Far More Than It Captures, Study Says

The “Quest” plant in Alberta, Canada, owned by oil giant Shell, has previously been touted as a “thriving example” of how CCS is working to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

  • However, an investigation by watchdog group Global Witness, showed that while 5 million tons of carbon dioxide had been prevented from escaping into the atmosphere at the plant since 2015, it released a further 7.5 million tons of greenhouse gases over the same period.

  • In response, a spokesperson for Shell told CNBC via email that the analysis was “simply wrong.”



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