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U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources

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USGS Releases National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources

The U.S. Geological Survey recently completed an evaluation of the technically accessible storage resource (TASR) for carbon dioxide (CO2) for 36 sedimentary basins in the onshore areas and State waters of the United States. The TASR is an estimate of the geologic storage resource that may be available for CO2 injection and storage and is based on current geologic and hydrologic knowledge of the subsurface and current engineering practices. By using a geology-based probabilistic assessment methodology, the USGS assessment team members obtained a mean estimate of approximately 3,000 metric gigatons (Gt) of subsurface CO2 storage capacity that is technically accessible below onshore areas and State waters; this amount is more than 500 times the 2011 annual U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions of 5.5 Gt (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2012).

Press Release (6/26/2013)

USGS Feature Story (6/26/2013)

National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Summary Fact Sheet
National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Detailed Results
National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Data

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