Using Captured Carbon Dioxide for Enhanced Oil Recovery

Carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) is a decades-old, proven commercial practice that involves injecting CO2 into already developed oil fields to coax additional production. Increasing the supply of CO2 captured from power plants and industrial sources for use in CO2-EOR has the potential to increase American oil production by tens of billions of barrels, while safely storing billions of tons of CO2 underground. The event will focus on CO2-EOR’s benefits for domestic energy production, the economy, and the environment.

The National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative (NEORI) brings together industry, labor and environmental advocates, and state officials to foster increased domestic oil production through the capture, use and storage of CO2 from power plants and industrial facilities.  NEORI is convened by the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions (C2ES) and Great Plains Institute (GPI).


Brad Crabtree
Vice President, Fossil Energy, Great Plains Institute

Introductory Remarks

The Honorable Richard Gephardt
Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MO)
The Honorable Tim Hutchinson
Former U.S. Senator (R-AR)

Panel Discussion

Thomas Altmeyer
Vice President, Government Affairs, Arch Coal, Inc.
Hunter Johnston
Counsel, Leucadia Energy
Brad Markell
Executive Director, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
John Steelman
Climate Program Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council

Closing Remarks

Patrick Falwell
Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions