Houston energy services company acquires carbon capture, storage biz
Another Houston energy company has announced an acquisition in the carbon capture space.
Buckeye Partners, a Houston-headquartered energy infrastructure and logistics provider, announced this week that it has acquired Oklahoma City-based Elysian Carbon Management from EnCap Flatrock Midstream. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Elysian, founded in 2018, secured an initial capital commitment of $350 million from EnCap Flatrock Midstream in 2021. The company's technology includes end-to-end carbon capture and storage solutions.
“This acquisition reflects Buckeye’s commitment to continue to provide essential infrastructure and logistics solutions to meet our customers’ evolving needs in the energy transition,” say Buckeye CEO Todd Russo in a news release. “Rapidly developing CCS-related technologies and solutions offer abundant synergies across Buckeye’s project development capabilities and existing pipeline network and are essential to enabling the energy transition’s success."
With the acquisition, Russo continues, the Elysian team will join the Buckeye platform to integrate the two companies' expertise. Per the release, Buckeye hopes to become a net-zero energy business by 2040, across scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions.
“Buckeye continues to demonstrate resiliency and emissions-reduction results across its increasingly diversified energy solutions portfolio,” says Elysian CEO Bret Logue in the release. “We’re fully aligned with their decarbonization mission and look forward to adding immediate value to Buckeye’s customer base and their momentum in the energy transition by integrating CCS technologies across the energy value chain.”
Less than a week before Buckey's M&A news, ExxonMobil announced its acquisition of a carbon capture company in a $4.9 billion deal.