Equinor ASA, whose broad U.S. portfolio stretches from Appalachia into the Gulf of Mexico, is snapping up a quarter-stake in the Chevron Corp.-led Bayou Bend CCS LLC, positioned to be one of the largest carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects on the Texas coast.

Bayou Bend

In the agreement with Texas Carbon 1 LLC, a subsidiary of original sponsor Carbonvert, Equinor would become a joint venture partner with Chevron U.S.A. Inc., through its Chevron New Energies division, and Talos Energy Inc., through its Talos Low Carbon Solutions division. 

Chevron operates the CCUS project with a half-interest, while Talos has a 25% stake.

Commercial CCUS solutions “are critical for hard-to-abate industries to meet their climate ambitions while maintaining their activity,”...