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PNG government prioritises larger LNG projects

Papua New Guinea is backing large-scale LNG developments, but small-scale plans are struggling with policy changes Papua New Guinea is backing large-scale LNG developments, but small-scale plans are struggling with policy changes.
By Sally Bogle 16 November 2018 0 33329
PNG LNG sending out an LNG cargo. (Santos)

Small-scale opportunities for LNG in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are still struggling with an opaque regulatory regime, while large-scale projects appear to be the government’s preferred option to develop the country’s plentiful gas reserves. This is despite PNG being well located to deliver small-volume, flexible LNG cargoes to emerging buyers in Southeast Asia.

The PNG government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week with the Papua LNG consortium, which comprises France’s Total and PNG-based Oil Search. The move is a step forward in the development...