Saudi Arabia to produce oil with ‘near zero’ emissions - Aramco CEO

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26 February 2019

Saudi Arabia is working on a technology to produce oil with emissions close to zero, while its current CO2 output from crude production is already among the lowest, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said Tuesday, ONA reports quoting Sputniknews.

"Technology has already helped Saudi Aramco to produce oil and gas with one of the lowest upstream carbon footprints in the industry and it is technology that will enable our manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions utilizing a combination of highly-efficient internal combustion engine and other clean fuels. It’s also technology that will capture the carbon and turn it into valuable products and in the process move oil near zero or break-even emissions," Nasser said at the presentation of Saudi Aramco at the International Petroleum Week conference in London.

Saudi Aramco CEO stressed that the company's oil had "the lowest carbon intensity of any in the world."

According to a Stanford University study published in August, Saudi crude production results in 5 grams of emissions per every megajoule of crude. Meanwhile, Venezuela and Canada are on the other side of the spectrum, with 20 and 18 grams on average, respectively.

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