Carbon Capture Project Planned For Texas Gulf Coast

Linde will capture and compress the CO2 from its hydrogen production facilities in the greater Houston area.

Linde’s Hydrogen Refinery In Valero, Texas (Image Courtesy Of Linde)

BP and Linde have unveiled plans to advance a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Texas that will enable hydrogen production at Linde’s existing facilities. The development will also support the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from other industrial facilities — paving the way for large-scale decarbonization of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor, according to Linde.

Upon completion in 2026, Linde will capture and compress the CO2 from its hydrogen production facilities in the greater Houston area. The hydrogen will be sold to customers along Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network under long-term contracts to enable production of low-carbon chemicals and fuels. The overall development will also enable capture and storage of CO2 from other large industrial facilities in the region and could ultimately store up to 15 million metric tons per year across multiple onshore geologic storage sites.

“Linde is committed to lowering absolute carbon emissions 35% by 2035 and reaching climate neutrality by 2050,” said Dan Yankowski, president of Linde Gases North America. “We are excited to bring Linde’s technology portfolio and infrastructure to support this project and make low-carbon hydrogen available to our customers in the Gulf Coast. More broadly, Linde is well positioned to enable similar projects, be it in the Gulf Coast where we operate two hydrogen pipelines and a hydrogen storage cavern or elsewhere in the United States.”

As part of the project, BP will appraise, develop, and permit the geological storage sites for permanent sequestration of the CO2. BP’s trading and shipping business aims to bring custom, low-carbon solutions to the project, including renewable power and certified natural gas, along with commodity trading and price risk management expertise.

“The energy expertise in Texas and strong supply chains have been generations in the making,” said Dave Lawler, chair and president of BP America. “This new low-carbon energy project will help us leverage those strengths for the next chapter of the energy transition. It can help decarbonize hard-to-abate industries for the greatest potential impact on emissions while protecting jobs. BP is proud to support this project as we continue delivering on our own strategy and net-zero ambition.”