Editorial: EOR and climate change

A new report from the UK government warmly embraces the idea of moderating emissions of carbon dioxide with projects that raise oil production. It also raises a question: Will environmental interest groups make it a group hug? The answer will say much about motives in controversies over global warming.So far, environmental groups have stayed quiet about the use of captured CO2 for enhanced oil recovery. A 1999 study by Greenpeace addressed injection of the greenhouse gas into subsea aquifers, a technique Statoil ASA has employed at Sleipner gas and condensate field off Norway and plans to repeat. In that report, chiefly about CO2 sequestration in oceans, Greenpeace expressed concern about...

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