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Perry signs carbon capture agreement with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, December 5, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has signed a deal with the Saudi Arabian government to allow its ministry of energy to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy on technologies designed to reduce the carbon dioxide output of fossil fuels.

The Department of Energy said Monday the memorandum of understanding between the two countries would extend to carbon capture, chemical looping and oxy-combustion, as well as, 'the energy-water nexus.'

'This MOU outlines a future alliance not only in supercritical carbon dioxide, but also in a range of clean fossil fuels and carbon management opportunities,' Perry said in a statement. 'Together through the development of clean energy technologies our two countries can lead the world in promoting economic growth and energy production in an environmentally responsible way.'

Perry's visit to Saudia Arabia came during a wider tour through the Middle East, including Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

While in Saudi Arabia, Perry met with government officials and members of the Saudi royal family, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to the Department of Energy.

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