EnLink Midstream, LLC announced that it has entered into a transportation service agreement (TSA) with a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation. Under the terms of the TSA, EnLink will utilize portions of its existing pipeline network, as well as new facilities, to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Mississippi River corridor in southeastern Louisiana to ExxonMobil's 125,000-acre CO2 storage location under development in Vermilion Parish.
The TSA includes industry-standard terms and conditions for the provision of transportation services. Ultimate available reserved capacity under the agreement is up to 10 million metric tonnes per year, with initial reserved capacity of 3.2 million metric tonnes per year, beginning early 2025.
"EnLink is executing on our first-mover advantage to become the CO2 transportation provider of choice in Louisiana," EnLink Chief Executive Officer Jesse Arenivas said. "Utilizing our extensive network enables us to provide the most timely and cost-effective solution to CO2 transportation, with a significantly lower environmental impact.
"EnLink is uniquely positioned to serve customers in the region given our extensive pipeline infrastructure already in the ground. The Mississippi River corridor emits approximately 80 million metric tonnes of CO2 per year and has one of the highest concentrations of industrial CO2 emissions in the United States. Carbon capture projects like this will help EnLink's customers and the State of Louisiana reach their decarbonization goals, and we're excited to be a part of this unique project."
"This landmark project represents large scale, real world progress on the journey to decarbonize the global economy," said Dan Ammann, president of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions. "ExxonMobil is providing a critical and scalable solution to reduce CO2 emissions, and we're ready to offer the same service to other large industrial customers in the state of Louisiana and around the world."