Popular response to Economides, CO₂ storage is feasible
Haszeldine, R Stuart
The possibility of carbon dioxide storage underground, to enable carbon capture and storage lasting many thousands of years, does of course require guarantees of possibility and reliability. The research referred to by Terry Macalister (25 April 2010, Guadian Business) has been undertaken and published by two Texas academics, who are noted for their assertive views and scepticism of climate change evidence. The original articles by M J Economides and C A Ehlig- Economides propose the idea that CO2 cannot be injected below ground, because of the resulting pressure increase. Their punch line being that "bulk CO2 injection is not feasible at any cost". These articles have become notorious for taking an extreme view, which most experts consider to be profoundly incorrect and fatally flawed.