The Gulf Coast is home to some of the country’s largest CO2 emitting industrial facilities. In addition to representing a significant share of the region’s tax base and providing thousands of high paying jobs, these facilities produce materials that are critical to global supply chains in the agricultural, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction, transportation, and consumer products sectors. As policies to reduce carbon emissions become more rigorous globally, the industrial sector in Gulf Coast states must adapt to lower the carbon intensity of its products.
Fortunately, the Gulf Coast has vast amounts of underground capacity to safely store CO2. Given the existing infrastructure, abundant and affordable feedstocks, and suitable geology for CCS, the Gulf Coast is competitively advantaged to be a global leader in low-carbon heavy industry.