Review of Papua LNG project will solve ‘misunderstandings,’ says Prime Minister

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Prime Minister James Marape told the 2nd Speaker’s Investment Summit in Port Moresby last week that the government would move quickly address ‘misunderstandings’ about the US$10 billion Papua LNG project.

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Conditions tough in Papua New Guinea’s construction industry but hopes are rising

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Papua New Guinea’s construction industry continues to face challenges, says Frank McQuoid, Chairman of manufacturer Steel Industries. But others say it is on the edge of a boom that will extend beyond the resource sector. David James examines both sides of the story.

Odds strongly in favour of positive investment sign off for Papua LNG project

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The Total-led Papua LNG project looks set to enter its Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase. It’s a good sign: according to the ANZ’s PNG Economic Outlook, 97 per cent of the gas projects that enter into FEED have a positive final investment decision. David James explores.

Kumul Petroleum’s ambitious plans to boost electrification in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea’s national oil and gas company plan to  increase household electrification and encourage growth in remote locations. Its Managing Director, Wapu Sonk, has revealed the company plans to diversify and focus on more downstream activities in order to maintain revenues.

Bank of Papua New Guinea urges tougher stance on new resources projects

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The March Monetary Policy Statement from the Bank of Papua New Guinea has urged the government to rethink the way it negotiates concessions and tax exemptions with new resources projects. Taking a strong position, it points to how previous agreements have been a factor in foreign exchange shortages and adverse trends in government finances.

US$10 billion Papua LNG agreement signed between Papua New Guinea government and developers

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The Papua New Guinea State has signed the gas agreement for the US$10 billion (K33.7 billion) Papua LNG project with Total, ExxonMobil and Oil Search. The project, which will double PNG’s gas production, represents the second-largest foreign direct investment ever in the country.

In Brief: signing of the Papua LNG project agreement deferred and other business stories

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The signing of the Papua LNG project deferred, PNG LNG signs Singapore deal, and Minister flags new Mining Act. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Date announced for Papua LNG gas agreement in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has announced a date for the signing of the gas agreement for the US$13 billion Papua LNG project. Opening the PNG Petroleum and Energy Summit in Port Moresby yesterday, he also outlined some of the key elements the agreement will contain.

Papua LNG expected to drive development of Special Economic Zone in Gulf Province

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A fifteen-year plan to develop the Ihu Special Economic Zone is expected to be approved this month. Driving its development will be the infrastructure requirements for Papua New Guinea’s second liquefied natural gas project—Papua LNG.

In brief: Papua LNG project to put Papua New Guinea as leading LNG exporter, and other business stories

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Forex turnover more than K4b in October, call for joint PNG-Australia coastguard initiative, and one kina chocolate bar on sale locally. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.