Benchmarking study compares LNG plant costs

A benchmarking study of several recent LNG projects at greenfield locations compared specific costs and show that low specific cost and low emissions are not mutually exclusive. It further showed that a design with better environmental performance does not necessarily entail higher unit costs.Merlin Associates, Houston, conducted the study, which was commissioned by Shell Global Solutions International BV. The Oman LNG plant, Qalhat, is a two-train operation. Photograph courtesy of Oman Liquefied Natural Gas LLC.Click here to enlarge imagenullThe analysis emphasized actual implementation figures from projects that have become operational. The study used consistent as-built data for relia...

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