Santos climate scam: Public funding to increase fossil fuel production
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Carbon capture and storage is gaining momentum, but it remains controversial
Santos is trying to access Australia’s small amount of climate funding to subsidise increased fossil fuel extraction through a highly polluting activity known as enhanced oil recovery (EOR) – a process Santos has been using continuously since the mid-1980s.
Numerous company documents show that Santos’ Moomba CCS project includes EOR and Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR).
The Emissions Reduction Fund Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Method explicitly excludes projects that include EOR and EGR. It is therefore unclear why Moomba has been registered under the ERF.