In June of 2020, the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) system, the world’s newest integrated, large-scale carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) system, became fully operational. The ACTL includes participation from multiple partners to capture industrial emissions and deliver CO2 to mature oil and gas reservoirs in Central Alberta for use in enhanced oil recovery and permanent storage. At full capacity, the pipeline can transport up to 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year, which represents approximately 20% of all current oil sands emissions or is equal to the impact of capturing the CO2 from more than 2.6 million cars in Alberta.

Not only does the ACTL system remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and decrease Canada’s carbon footprint, it uses the captured CO2 to revitalize a light oil industry, leveraging Alberta’s wealth of suitable storage reservoirs, technical expertise and innovative spirit to create thousands of new jobs, and generate meaningful tax revenue