“This transaction is a major step forward in the profitable growth of our Low Carbon Solutions business,” Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said. “Our expertise, combined with Denbury’s talent and CO2 pipeline network, expands our low-carbon leadership and best positions us to meet the decarbonization needs of industrial customers while also reducing emissions in our own operations.”
ExxonMobil now has the largest owned and operated CO2 pipeline network in the U.S. – adding more than 1,300 miles, including nearly 925 miles of CO2 pipelines in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi – located in one of the largest U.S. markets for CO2 emissions. The company also has access to more than 15 strategically located onshore CO2 storage sites.
The acquisition also includes Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain oil and natural gas operations, consisting of proved reserves totaling more than 200 million barrels of oil equivalent as of year-end 2022, with approximately 46,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day of current production. These operations provide immediate operating cash flow and optionality for carbon capture operations.
Once fully developed and optimized, the combination of these assets and capabilities has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 100 million metric tons per year.