Mining/petroleum

Papua New Guinea economy showing positive signs says James Lau, MD of RH Group

James Lau, Managing Director of Rimbunan Hijau Group tells Business Advantage PNG that he sees positive developments with hotels, agriculture, gold and the country’s preparations for the 2018 APEC meeting. But he says continuing weakness in commodity prices will limit Papua New Guinea’s growth in the short to medium-term.
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‘Unshackled’ Bougainville Copper reveals strategy for re-opening Panguna mine on Bougainville

If the giant Panguna copper mine on Bougainville is ever to re-open, many complex problems must be solved, including the status of the former miner, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL). In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, BCL Chairman Rob Burns outlines its strategy to return to mining.
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Oil Search’s assets ‘highly profitable’ despite weak prices says MD

Peter Botten, Managing Director of Oil Search tells Business Advantage PNG that the company’s Papua New Guinea assets are ‘highly profitable’ despite the low prices. He says the company is focusing on developing a five year plan for ensuring sustainability, managing exploration and working with the community.
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Papua New Guinea has enough gas for five trains, says Kumul Petroleum MD

Papua New Guinea’s state petroleum company, Kumul Petroleum, sees its role in developing oil and gas projects in partnership with developers, according to Managing Director, Wapu Sonk. He tells Business Advantage PNG there is enough gas in the country for no less than five LNG trains.
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Palm oil jumps but gas eases: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets

The big mover this month was palm oil, which was up 20.5 per cent for the month according to Kina Securities. Oil prices have continued to hold up but LNG prices have eased. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly overview of commodity and financial markets.
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Ok Tedi likely to have extended mine life, says CEO

The Chief Executive of Papua New Guinea’s Ok Tedi mine, Peter Graham, tells Business Advantage PNG that the company is now in the top quartile of global copper producers. He says revised company estimates indicate the mine—for many years one of PNG’s major sources of foreign exchange—should have a longer life. The company responsible for PNG’s largest operational mine is considering the […]
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Barrick Niugini’s investment fund gives landowners superior returns, claims Manager Chris Trainor

Barrick Niugini’s Mining and Petroleum Industry Investment Fund provides relocated landowners with a superior financial outcome, according to Chris Trainor, Manager of Commercial Services. He believes it is a model for other Papua New Guinea mining companies to follow.
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