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US Steel Partners with Shell and Equinor on Clean Energy Hub

Written by Becca Moczygemba

US Steel is going green. The Pittsburgh-based company has formed a non-exclusive alliance with Equinor US Holdings Inc. and Shell US Gas and Power LLC to establish a clean energy hub in the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia tri-state area.

US SteelInfrastructure projects associated with this development will generate new jobs, encourage economic growth, and contribute to a decrease in carbon emissions. Steel Market Update previously covered the initial rumblings of this venture in June of 2021.

As part of the agreement, Equinor and Shell will file a joint application for funding from the US Department of Energy. US Steel is assessing its role in the venture and is considering contributing to funding, being a customer, supplier, or partner.

“US Steel is investing significant resources to achieve the sustainability goals in our Best for All® strategy, and we know we cannot do it all alone. Successfully addressing the climate crisis requires public and private collaborations,” said Richard L. Fruehauf, US Steel’s chief strategy & sustainability officer. “We cannot —and will not—stand still, and this agreement is another effort to advance profitable, sustainable steel solutions for people and the planet.”

The regional carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen hub aligns with the US’ intentions to accomplish net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. US Steel intends to engage the public and private sectors for further development of the hub.

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