The ready-made transportation infrastructure will give major emitters, from way beyond Scotland, affordable access to the huge storage resource. Capturing the greenhouse gas from multiple sources then consolidating it in one regional network of diverse shared storage sites within the CNS will dramatically reduce costs.
Developing the CNS will also help to safeguard the thousands of high-skill jobs and associated economic benefits of the North Sea oil and gas industry; retaining the talent and know-how of the men and women who work in this sector, in the UK.
And it's not just in Scotland where the benefits will be felt. Throughout the UK there are companies, which can fulfil every aspect of the CCS supply chain. A new industry based around a CNS CO₂ storage network will support growth nationwide.