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Protests threaten to shut down PNG LNG plant

Protesters are threatening to shut down gas supplies to the PNG LNG plant over delays to the payment of royalties Protesters are threatening to shut down gas supplies to the PNG LNG plant over delays to the payment of royalties.
By Andrew Walker 12 August 2016 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production 0 21499
Gas is supplied to PNG LNG from Hides in Papua New Guinea’s Central province. (Santos)

Local landowners in Papua New Guinea have threatened to shut off gas supply to the PNG LNG facility because they have not been paid royalties promised by the government, but experts think they are unlikely to carry out their threat.

A group of disgruntled landowners gathered on Monday at the Hides gas conditioning plant in Central province, which supplies gas to the PNG LNG project outside Port Moresby, the Papua New Guinea Post Courier reported.

Initial reports suggested they had restricted access to the site,...

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