Exxon Mobil Corporation

01/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/22/2020 03:05

Energy and opportunity in Papua New Guinea

From its lush rainforest landscapes and mountainous terrain to its rich cultural heritage with more than 800 recognized languages, Papua New Guinea is truly unique.

Another thing setting this nation apart is its natural gas. Today, the country is home to the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas (PNG LNG) project, a massive undertaking that is transforming Asia's energy mix.

Production at PNG LNG began in April 2014, and now its processing facilities are helping power China, Japan and other Asian countries every day.

This natural gas resource has strengthened the economic outlook for the people of Papua New Guinea, who are also pursuing environmental conservation programs. Thousands of local people have worked on the project so far, and communities across the country have benefitted from increased access to education, health care and improved infrastructure, like roads.

Today, 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas is processed at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant every day - that's almost enough to meet California's residential natural gas . The project plans to produce as much as 11 trillion cubic feet of LNG over its life span.

Find out how the PNG LNG project is reshaping the country and how ExxonMobil is adding value to local communities.