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20 Feb 2019 – Chamber welcomes plans for National Petroleum Authority

The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has welcomed the announcement by the Petroleum Minister, Dr Fabian Pok, that he will table a Bill on the proposed National Petroleum Authority (NPA) in Parliament this year. Read More

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15.02.19 Uncertainty over mining leases could threaten economic growth in PNG

The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum today said that the continued success of existing projects and the development of new ones is critical to the future of Papua New Guinea. And that any significant delay in the renewal and … Continue reading

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13 Feb 2019 – PNG employment and rebound in growth thanks to Mining and Petroleum

The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum today welcomed a report by the World Bank that has forecasted that new large-scale resource projects could boost Papua New Guinea’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to five percent this year. The World … Continue reading

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29 Jan 2019 – Chamber congratulates Oil Search Managing Director on Award

The Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum congratulates Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten on his recognition as a Companion of the Order of Australia. Read More

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22 Jan 2019 – Chamber welcomes new Mineral Resource Authority Managing Director

The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has welcomed the new Managing Director of the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) Mr Jerry Garry. Read More

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14 Dec 2018 – Chamber congratulates Government and Wafi Golpu JV Partners on MOU

The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum says the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government and the joint venture partners of the Wafi-Golpu project, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Harmony Gold is a significant step forward for … Continue reading

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13 Dec 2018 – Conference attracts unprecedented international attendance

The 15th Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference in Sydney, Australia attracted unprecedented international interest as the country is on the cusp of its biggest ever investment surge in new mining and petroleum projects, according to the PNG … Continue reading

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03.12.18 Chamber President’s welcome speech at Conference

Welcome Address by Chamber President, Gerea Aopi, CBE Daba namona iboumiuai – Gutpela monin tru long yupela olgeta We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we are gathered here today. Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Hon … Continue reading

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29.11.18 PNG’s resources industry showcased at upcoming conference in Sydney

Papua New Guinea’s expanding resources industry will be showcased at a major conference to be held in Sydney next week. The PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference, widely regarded as the nation’s premier international conference, will be held from 3 to … Continue reading

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26.11.18 Mine workers benefit from FIFO lifestyle

A questionnaire by the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has unearthed a range of benefits that the Fly-in/Fly-Out (FIFO) operating model delivers to PNG workers, their families and the broader community. Distributed to mining projects with PNG employees engaged … Continue reading

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