Neptune Energy has welcomed the announcement from its partner, Horisont Energi that it has entered into an option agreement on the location of an onshore terminal for the Errai carbon capture and storage project in Norway. The receiving terminal for intermediate onshore storage of CO2 will be located in Gismarvik on the west coast of Norway. From here, carbon would be transported through pipeline to the North Sea, where it would be injected and permanently stored in an offshore reservoir. The option agreement is with Haugaland Næringspark. Errai is the first commercial CO2 storage project in Norway and could have a major impact on the development of the carbon market in Europe. Errai could store 4-8 million tonnes of CO2 annually, with the potential to store more in later phases.The Errai project is a key contributor to Neptune's goal of storing more carbon than is emitted from the production and use of its sold product by 2030. The Errai partners recently submitted an application to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for storage of CO2 in the announced area on the Norwegian continental shelf. Awards are expected to be announced during the first half of 2023.Neptune Energy has a 40 per cent owner share in the Errai project.