Landowner issues

Govt urged not to take Hides situation lightly

They said if the Government does not deliver on its commitments made in previous years, it may lead to the eventual closure of the PNG LNG Project.

This follows recent tension in Hides, Angore and Komo, forcing ExxonMobil to withdraw staff from the conditioning plant.

In a media conference yesterday, Hides and Angore landowner representatives said much of the discontent rose from the same issues which were never addressed.

ExxonMobil suspends non-essential work

This follows tension in Hides, Angore and Komo in Hela Province over outstanding landowner issues not met by the Government.

ExxonMobil states that the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant continues to operate with essential staff on ground while the Hela situation continues to be monitored.

The safety and security of our employees, contractors and the local community is a top priority,” says a spokesperson.

“Due to recent community tension in the Highlands (Hides, Angore, Komo), ExxonMobil PNG has suspended non-essential work.