Warning of earthquakes in North Sea
Experts have warned that earthquakes could be triggered near North Sea pipelines and platforms if plans to store carbon emissions under the seabed go ahead.
Academics have written to MPs to outline the “risk” that using offshore oil and gas reservoirs for carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes could cause seismic activity.
The CCS project at Peterhead aims to capture carbon dioxide at the power station then pump it into a depleted gas field.
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