The Aramco CCS hub in Jubail is designed to support the capture and sequestration of 9 MtCO2 emissions per year in the first phase of the project, which is planned to be operational by 2027. The hub aims to help meet the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s interim sequestration target of 44 MtCO2 per year by 2035, as announced by HRH Abdulaziz bin Salman, Minister of Energy at COP26.
The CCS project will tap into high-purity CO2 streams from natural gas processing and other industrial sources, with around 6 MtCO2 coming from Aramco gas plants and the remaining 3 MtCO2 from other industrial sources. The CO2 stream will then be dehydrated and compressed to pipeline specifications and eventually, sequestered in an onshore saline aquifer.
The Aramco Jubail CCS hub aims to contribute to maintaining and creating new jobs in the Kingdom’s eastern province industrial cluster. It will contribute to economic diversification and growth and support entering into new markets such as blue hydrogen and ammonia. It will also take steps towards Aramco’s ambition to achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions across its wholly owned operated assets by 2050.