3.7 CO2 transport

Report One from the 2009 Strategic Analysis work identified CCS projects around the world that are in operation or under development. The study also identified a subset of CCS projects that were classified as large-scale integrated CCS projects (LSIPs). Examination of this subset of LSIPs as part of the economic assessment update found that the average length of pipelines for the LSIPs was in the order of 100km. To reflect the activities occurring in the development of CCS projects globally, this distance for an onshore pipeline is used is estimating transport costs. This differs from the reference case assumption made in the 2009 economic assessment of 250km. The other process assumptions for CO2 transport including inlet temperature and pressures remained unchanged.