In 2009, with the pending Federal legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions (Waxman-Markey Bill), the Texas Legislature used SB 1387 to advance CCUS in Texas.

One result was a joint report by the Railroad Commission (RRC-oil and gas regulation), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), General Land Office (GLO), and Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) entitled: Injection and Geologic Storage Regulation of Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide. A lot has changed in the decade since, but this report still provides information useful for understanding CCS in Texas and makes 9 recommendations covering various aspects of the topic. A primary goal of this report is to clarify some of the technical and regulatory issues surrounding geologic storage of CO2.

Download the report here.