Slugcatcher considers the real meaning of FLNG

GAME-changer is a grossly over-used expression, though in the case of Royal Dutch Shell's commitment to use floating liquefied natural gas technology off the Australian coast Slugcatcher thinks it could actually be an understatement.

When Shell parks the world's biggest ship on top of the Prelude gas deposit off the northwest coast in 2016 it will do much more than create a new way of extracting isolated gas deposits.