Angore Gas Pipeline

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The Angore Oil Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline in Papua New Guinea which is now considered cancelled.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Angore field in Hela to the Hides gas conditioning plant in Angore, Hela.

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Project Details

  • Operator: ExxonMobil
  • Owner: ExxonMobil
  • Parent company: ExxonMobil
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 7 mi / 11 km
  • Diameter:
  • Status: Cancelled
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The pipeline was designed to be a tie-in to the Papua New Guinea LNG Terminal (Exxon). In July 2018 ExxonMobil announced that it had halted construction due to vandalism of the pipeline.[2]. There are no updates on the project since then so it is considered cancelled.


Landowners and communities displaced by the project were promised benefits such as income streams and infrastructure development. Few of these promises have been fulfilled, however; for example, the township of Komo contains a newly-built hospital building that has no beds, staff, or fuel for the building's generator.[3]

As a result, leaders of area communities organised to blockade the LNG facility by shutting off gas taps at several wells in August of 2016. Security guards attempted to stop the blockade, however, the leaders were armed. They then entered the plant site, locked site gates, and demanded the government honour original project agreements. Armed unrest over the project's failure to deliver agreed-upon benefits to the local population is ongoing.[3]

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