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Shell’s Quest carbon capture project hits milestone of five million tonnes

CALGARY — Shell Canada says the Quest carbon capture and storage project north of Edmonton has reached the milestone of five million tonnes of stored carbon dioxide, equivalent to the annual emissions of about 1.25 million cars. It says the accomplishment was achieved ahead of schedule and has been attained at a lower cost than expected. Quest opened in 2015 and cost about $1.35 billion, backed with $745 million from the Alberta government and $120 million from Ottawa. Majority ownership of the project was sold to Calgary-based Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in 2017, along with most of Shell’s Alberta oilsands assets, but Shell retained a 10 per cent interest and is still the operator. It says the cost to operate Quest is about 35 per cent lower than what was forecast in 2015 and, ...