In the longer term; the CNS Storage Network offers even greater economic benefits. The scalability, connectivity and diversity of storage opportunities mean that businesses of all sizes can participate in the process at different stages along the chain. With the region’s geology comes a naturally diverse opportunity, this will give multiple operators a range of storage options for many years to come.
With easy access to the depleting oil and gas fields off Scotland’s East coast the CO₂ could be put to good use before it's stored. The use of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery is a well-established means of increasing production and ultimately recoverable hydrocarbon reserves. This will ensure not just greater energy security, but also improve and extend tax revenues.