Floating liquefied natural gas processing platforms can cost less to develop than onshore facilities and eliminate the need for port facilities or pipelines, according to Royal Dutch Shell. The company seeks to use such technology in its Browse Basin development project off the coast of Australia. "FLNG allows for significant cost reduction which made the difference between a project that was economically unviable to one that was economically viable," said Andrew Smith, Shell's country chairman in Australia.

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