He said that the name was given by the government with the advice from the developer Total SA.
Duban said the Elk/Antelope LNG project was situated at the Papuan basin therefore was given the name 'Papua LNG'.
He was responding to Gulf Governor Havila Kavo on the name of the project.
Minister Duban said that the decision to establish the processing plant away from Gulf was reached through scientific analysis..
He said that Gulf waters are also shallow and would have involved a lot of dredging.