Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) CEO, announced that the company is expanding its carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) program, according to a press release.

This came during the International Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (ICCUS) conference convened in Saudi Arabia and comes in line with ADNOC’s 2030 holistic sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity by 25%.

“ADNOC’s CCUS program reinforces our position as the least-carbon intensive oil and gas producer in the world,” Al Jaber commented.

It should be noted that the program will utilize enhanced oil recovery which will enable the company to maximize its value from hydrocarbons reserves. In addition to this, ADNOC aims to capture about five million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year by 2030.

Al Jaber noted that around 2.4 million tons, and two million tons of CO2 will be captured from Shah gas plant, and Habshan-Bab plant, respectively.