Texas is one of the largest emitting states in the US and stands to become ground zero of the carbon management industry. But unlike other states, Texas law provides no clarity on ownership rights of pore space — the empty underground cavities where companies can pump and permanently store captured CO2. While surface rights and mineral rights are crystal clear, Texas hasn’t defined who owns those underground pore spaces.
CNC Executive Director John Colyandro joined S&P Global reporter Brandon Mulder on the Capitol Crude Podcast to share his insight on issues surrounding pore space ownership, how it could be holding back the industry, and ways it can be resolved in the upcoming legislative session.
Listen to the podcast here.