Papua New Guinea

Julia Gillard Visits Papua New Guinea - Day 2

The recent surprise drop in crude oil prices is having big impacts on international LNG prices and may cause a slowdown in the development of LNG export plants globally. LNG is liquefied natural gas, cooled to a temperature of -260° F, for the purpose of compression and transportation. International shipments of LNG by container ship… Keep reading →

Iceland Airwaves Festival - Day Four

The World Bank has unveiled a Renewable Energy Mapping Program that seeks to provide transparent, country-by-country data on renewable energy potential. The program will provide funding – $11.6 million in its first four years – for high-resolution mapping, ground-based data collection, geospatial analysts and strategic environmental assessments to ease energy planning and policy-making. First-phase participating countries… Keep reading →

Surging Oil Industry Brings Opportunity To Rural California

Saudi oil output hit a record 9.51 million barrels per day in 2012, when the country lifted output to offset the impact of supply disruptions in Libya and a 1 July EU embargo on Iranian crude shipments. Saudi Arabia exported about 6.9 million bbls/d of oil last year, of which more than 50% went to… Keep reading →

Papua New Guinea is set to join the global LNG game in 2014 when the ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG project is scheduled to ship its first deliveries, but a major announcement today by InterOil suggests an additional LNG export project could come on stream in the Asian Pacific island nation not long after.

InterOil has been active in PNG since the late 1990’s and operates the country’s only refinery which supplies about 65% of domestic refined product demand. Profits from InterOil’s downstream operations are often used to offset the costs of the company’s LNG export project, a major long-term strategic objective for the independent firm. Keep reading →