Papua New Guinea’s ports anticipate lift in freight volumes

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After a challenging 2023, Papua New Guinea’s port and road transport operators are preparing for a significant recovery in demand this year.

Economic update: Papua New Guinea’s decade of growth begins

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As part of extensive in-country research for the newly-released 2024 edition of the Business Advantage PNG annual magazine, our editorial team spoke exclusively to dozens of Papua New Guinea business leaders to understand how they are preparing for imminent growth – and what challenges they face. Here’s what they told us.

TotalEnergies zeroes in on final barriers to Papua LNG project go-ahead

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A final investment decision on the Papua LNG project remains on the agenda for this year. Managing Director of project lead TotalEnergies E&P PNG, Jean-Marc Noiray, walks Business Advantage PNG through the milestones ahead for the US$10 billion-plus gas project.

Papua LNG investment decision faces delay as financiers grapple with climate concerns

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The final investment decision for the TotalEnergies-led Papua LNG project, which would spark a fresh investment boom in Papua New Guinea, still faces significant hurdles, as growing environmental activism makes finance harder to arrange and international energy projects compete for scarce construction resources.

Hundreds of businesses register for Papua LNG early works contracts

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Ahead of registrations for early works contracts on Papua LNG closing, the Institute of Banking and Business Management’s CEO Susil Nelson-Kongoi walked Business Advantage PNG through recent developments

Local companies encouraged to step-up for early works contracts on Papua LNG

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A commitment by TotalEnergies, operator of the Papua LNG Project, to provide the PNG government with a National Content Plan in September, will ensure PNG businesses receive their fair share of preparatory early works contracts, which will be awarded this month.

Papua LNG project moves to FEED stage: what’s next?

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The TotalEnergies-led Papua LNG gas project in Papua New Guinea has officially entered its FEED [front end engineering and design] stage – the last major stage before the $US10 billion project is given a green light. We look at what happens next.

Kumul Petroleum moves to commercialise more gas fields in Papua New Guinea

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State-owned oil and gas company Kumul Petroleum has been gradually acquiring licences to some of Papua New Guinea’s smaller and ‘stranded’ gas assets. Managing Director Wapu Sonk explains the strategy behind the move to Business Advantage PNG.

Marape flags new resources regime for Papua New Guinea

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Opening the 16th Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference in Sydney, Prime Minister James Marape has warned investors that changes are coming to Papua New Guinea’s resources regime.

What business opportunities will flow from the Papua LNG project?

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More details have been revealed about the planned TotalEnergies-led Papua LNG gas project and how businesses can get involved.