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Media Releases, 02 December 2021

PNG LNG Project Partners Supporting COVID-19 Emergency Response

PNG LNG Project Partners Supporting COVID-19 Emergency Response
New patient beds donated to Port Moresby General Hospital being assembled.

ExxonMobil PNG and its PNG LNG Project partners are continuing to support the government’s COVID-19 emergency response. 

As operator of the PNG LNG Project, ExxonMobil PNG is overseeing the implementation of a PGK 4.3 million effort in support of the National Coordination Centre (NCC) plus the Provincial Health Authorities in the National Capital District (NCD) as well as Hela and Central Provinces. 

Since starting the program in early 2021, much needed supplies and equipment have been delivered under the initiative, including equipment and medical supplies for NCD and Port Moresby General Hospital plus health authorities in Hela and Central provinces along with equipment and supplies to support NCC operations. Also included as part of this program was the October donation of a mobile vaccination clinic to the Motu Koita Assembly.

“ExxonMobil PNG and its PNG LNG Project partners are once again showing their commitment to Papua New Guinea”, said the Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning. 

“COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the PNG people and our economy, and it will take everyone – government, industry, international donors, and communities – to work together to overcome the pandemic’s many challenges,” concluded Manning. 

“We share the government’s commitment to safety and its focus on minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and caring for the affected population,” stated EMPNG’s Managing Director, Peter Larden. 

“Our focus is the safety and health of our workforce and the communities in which we operate, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to maintain operations that provide critical revenues to the country and the communities that rely on our operations,” said Larden.

The PNG LNG Project initiative builds upon support provided to PNG’s health infrastructure since Project construction as well as recent assistance following the onset of the pandemic in 2020. This includes support for the nation’s diagnostic capacity as well as training, medical supplies as well as logistical support.

PNG LNG staff also assisted the National Department of Health with the distribution of COVID-19 awareness materials as well as food donations to medical facilities and remote-area frontline health workers.

ExxonMobil PNG Limited (33.2%), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, constructed and operates the PNG LNG Project on behalf of joint venturers: Oil Search Limited (29%), Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (16.8%), Santos Limited (13.5%), JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (4.7%), Mineral Resources Development Company Limited (2.8%).  Petromin 0.2% was incorporated into Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) in 2016.