Benchmarking study"Benchmarking study compares LNG plant costs" (OGJ, Apr. 14, 2003, p. 56) demonstrates why comparing different LNG project costs has always been considered to be just like comparing apples and oranges. LNG plants have different inlet gas compositions and are built with different scopes and technologies, at different times, by different contractors, at different locations, and for different owners' specifications. In addition, the authors of such studies do not have the accurate and detailed information needed to compare different projects on the same basis. And this commissioned benchmarking study is no exception.We would like to address only the inaccuracies in the ...

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