A recent study that showed the cost of building another carbon Capture and storage facility would be 67% cheaper than the one first built at Boundary Dam 3 could be the first step towards seeing CCS coming to Shand.
"It's very encouraging to see the costs of carbon capture has come down so much," shared Estevan's MLA and the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Lori Carr.
"At the price we paid for our original plant, it was leading-edge technology, there were a lot of unknowns so it was really, really expensive. I think this is definitely a huge glimmer of hope and one more thing we can put in our argument as to why we should proceed with carbon capture for Estevan area."
She added, however, that many factors need to be taken into consideration.
"With the price of natural gas where it is, it's a huge contributing factor that works negatively against carbon capture, but the final decision doesn't need to be made until the 2024/2025 year. So we've got some time and a lot of things can change between now and then."