The Petroleum Minister

Petroleum Minister calls on Oil Search not to shift blame

He was responding to a report in the Australian Financial Review which quoted Oil Search chairman Rick Lee who said that the PNG government was responsible for the payment of benefits from the PNG LNG venture.

Minister Pok called on Oil Search to clearly indicate the exact amounts in the different benefit streams, and provide the names of beneficiaries of the estimated K14 billion being paid in Royalties, Levies, Tax and Equity as disclosed by the company.