Regulations and Rules for CCS and CCS-EOR

In many states, there is an existing regulatory regime for carbon dioxide (CO2)-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects due to a history of operations there. Some states have also outlined a regulatory regime for pure geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). In most cases, a state’s oil and gas agency issues permits and oversees CO2-EOR projects. State environmental agencies may also have jurisdiction over pure geological storage of CO2.

Last updated April 2020