The Norwegian government has proposed building a center for the development of carbon capture and storage technology. The facility would be built StatoilHyrdo’s Mongstad refinery and would cost the government $750 million. The test center would allow Norway to become a leader in CCS technology, as it will allow them to develop and test new technologies. The proposal would give the government an 80 percent stake in the facility and StatoilHydro would have a 20 percent stake, with additional partners being an option in the future.