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Livingston Parish Sequestration Hub

Livingston Parish is playing an important role in the development of a carbon sequestration hub that will be part of a new carbon, capture and storage (CCS) industry. These hubs will provide safe, secure storage of human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground in geologic formations.

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What is Geologic Sequestration?

Geologic sequestration is the process of safely and securely storing CO2 in deep underground rock formations. First, CO2 will be captured from an industrial facility, such as a steel or cement plant, or pulled from the atmosphere around us by innovative facilities called “Direct Air Capture” plants. Captured CO2 is injected through highly specialized wells into rock formations for safe, secure storage. The secure storage of captured CO2, either from industrial and power sources or directly from the air, is widely recognized as a critical climate mitigation technology that will reduce CO2 emissions. To ensure protection of drinking water resources and permanence of injected CO2 storage, geologic sequestration is highly regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to ensure protection of drinking water resources and permanence of CO2 injected.

This entire process is commonly referred to as carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Sequestration Hub Details

1PointFive has leased land from Weyerhaeuser Company to develop a carbon sequestration hub in northeastern Livingston Parish, Louisiana. 1PointFive intends to use the land to safely and securely sequester CO2 in underground rock formations while Weyerhaeuser continues to manage the above-ground acreage as a working forest.

location of Livingston Parish in Louisiana

1PointFive estimates the hub can store as much as six million metric tons of CO2 per year– the equivalent to the annual emissions of approximately 1.3 million passenger vehicles, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Livingston hub is expected to include 16 wells: five to six wells to inject CO2 into the geologic storage formation, and eight to 10 wells for monitoring the CO2 above, below and within the geologic formation.

map of CO2 wells in Livingston Parish

The hub’s CO2 pipelines will run underground within the leased acreage shown in the map above.

*Wells and pipelines represent approximate placement and routes.

Well Depth

Injection wells are used to transport the CO2 more than 5,000 feet below the surface where it will be securely stored below a layer of impermeable rock (a primary seal or caprock) that is greater than 100-feet-thick. The CO2 will become trapped within the rock formation.

The CO2 storage operations will not affect the parish’s water resources. The deepest water well is approximately 2,300 feet below the surface, and the deepest zone designated as Underground Source of Drinking Water (USDW) is approximately 3,000 feet. The CO2 will be stored more than a half mile below that zone.

Monitoring Programs and Safety

We will have multiple programs in place to monitor pressure, temperature and corrosion in the CO2 injection wells, and to monitor the surrounding water and soil. These programs go through a stringent and thorough approval process with the U.S. EPA and will remain in place throughout construction and during operations up and until site-closure is authorized by the EPA, or relevant state agency. In-zone and above-zone monitoring wells enable us to detect and measure CO2 fluid movement below the surface.

All wells will be permitted by the U.S. EPA under Class VI of the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program – a program designed to protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination, and ongoing reporting will be conducted per U.S. EPA regulations in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Benefitting Livingston

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play an important role in helping capture industrial CO2 emissions and will help the United States make progress toward achieving its emissions reductions goals. The secure storage of captured CO2 is widely recognized as a critical climate mitigation technology that will reduce CO2 emissions. This sequestration hub will be one of the first built in the country.

CCS projects and activities generate a variety of tax revenues, including ad valorem property tax revenues based on sequestration, ad valorem taxes for surface equipment and pipelines, sales use taxes and income and payroll taxes.

Community outreach and engagement is a primary objective of 1PointFive. We will be pursuing a Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) in Livingston Parish. We invite your thoughts on the development of this agreement.

About Community Benefit Agreements

Community Benefit Agreements are multi-party contracts executed by community-based organizations, local governments and 1PointFive. These agreements can provide a range of community benefits related to a proposed development project, as well as promote inclusiveness and provide a mechanism for community concerns to be heard and addressed. CBAs benefit regions through stronger, more equitable, economies. CBAs leverage community input that results in projects that benefit a diverse community.

Community Considerations

As we design our project, build it and operate it, our highest priority is to conduct our business in a manner that respects and protects the health, safety and welfare of your community, surrounding communities, our employees and the environment.

People On Site

During the nine-month construction period, at any given time, we may have up to 100 people on site. During ongoing operations, once the construction is complete, the number of people on site will be relatively few (1–2 permanent staff), primarily performing monitoring duties and day-to-day operations and maintenance.

We strive to make our activities compatible with our neighbors in Livingston Parish and use various mitigation procedures to reduce the temporary impacts associated with construction activities. Although some of our operations are conducted 24/7, we aim to minimize non-essential work during the night.

Wildlife Mitigation

1PointFive strives to minimize our operational footprint, protect ecosystems and implement conservation practices, making stewardship of the environment a responsibility of each member of our workforce. In addition, we are committed to working closely with landowners where our operations reside to minimize operational impact on recreational activities in the area such as hunting, fishing, hiking, etc.


1PointFive will coordinate with local and state authorities to see that haul routes to and from the site have as little impact on traffic and road conditions as practicable during the construction period. Driving routes will be shared as they are developed.

Water Run-off

As part of our project site planning, 1PointFive will prepare drainage plans for each well pad site to ensure water run-off from constructed well pads will not impact commercial or residential properties or surrounding waterways. Plans will be shared as they are developed.

Water Well Safety

The CO2 will be sequestered several thousand feet below the lowest underground source of drinking water (USDW). The CO2 will be trapped in underground rock formations. Monitoring wells will track the CO2 to ensure it remains safely in the storage formation and does not impact water wells.

Emergency Preparedness

1PointFive and its partners are committed to safely operating our facilities, following industry best practices and employing advanced technologies to protect the health and safety of our employees, neighbors and the environment. Our employees go through safety training and have the ability to stop work at any time without repercussions if they believe there is a potential safety or operational concern.

We also have comprehensive policies and procedures in place to help prevent incidents, mitigate risks and respond quickly, if an unplanned event involving our operators occurs.

Contact Information

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Phone: 866-248-9051

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