National Petroleum Authority (NPA)

Department Due For Restructure

At the Chamber of Mines and Petroleum Community Affairs and Media workshop held this week in Port Moresby, the need of a restructure was highlighted.

The Secretary for Department of Petroleum and Energy, David Manau in a presentation presented that the current structure was set up in 1978 and was outdated.

He raised that many senior and highly qualified and experienced technical officers such as engineers, geologists, lawyers, accountants, and economists are paid below Grade 10 pay level than technical officers at other government Departments.

Chamber welcomes plans for National Petroleum Authority

Chamber President, Gerea Aopi, said it has been many years since the PNG Government agreed to establish a National Petroleum Authority and it was commendable that Dr Fabian Pok has undertaken to finalise preparation of this Bill.

The NPA will play an important role in regulating PNG’s oil and gas sector, which has grown in importance since commencement of LNG exports in May 2014.