Petroleum and Energy

Govt will ensure conducive environment for investors: Duban

This was the message from Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Nixon Duban, during the closing of the Inaugural Petroleum and Energy Summit in Port Moresby.

Duban says while there are strong calls for the Government to maintain national interests, it must be careful as well not to scare away investors.

Govt explains LNG stand on name and location

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.