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June 26, 2014
Aerial view of Air Products’ existing steam methane reforming facility at Port Arthur, Texas, with new carbon-capture units and central co-gen and CO2 product compressor. | Photo courtesy of Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2

WASHINGTON – Following the one year mark since the release of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. – today announced a major milestone, successfully capturing more than one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the hydrogen-production facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

June 12, 2014
DOE Pens New Agreement with Southern Company to Test Advanced Carbon-Capture & Gasification Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a new 5-year cooperative agreement with Southern Company to evaluate advanced carbon-capture and gasification technologies at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, Ala.

June 3, 2014
DOE-Sponsored Project Shows Huge Potential for Carbon Storage in Wyoming

The Wyoming Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study. This is equal to 250 to 300 years’ worth of CO2 emissions produced by the Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants and other large regional anthropogenic CO2 sources at current emission levels.

May 7, 2014
Energy Department Employees Recognized for Power Restoration Assistance During Emergencies and Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Standards

Four Energy Department employees have been selected as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service.

April 9, 2014
DOE Marks Major Milestone with Startup of Recovery Act Demonstration Project

Public-private partnership advances carbon capture technologies for America’s clean energy future

March 24, 2014
Energy Department Authorizes Jordan Cove to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

March 4, 2014
President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request includes $475.5 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, $205.0 million for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $1.6 million for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve and $19.95 million for the Naval Petroleum Reserves.

February 11, 2014
Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Cameron LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department announced that Cameron LNG has been conditionally authorized to export LNG.

November 15, 2013
Energy Department Authorizes Additional Volume at Proposed Freeport LNG Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Department of Energy announced the conditional authorization for Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC to export liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. This is the fifth conditional authorization the Department has announced.

November 7, 2013
Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution

18 Innovative Carbon Capture Projects Will Help Make Fossil Energy Use Cleaner, Safer and More Sustainable as Part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan