Angore Gas Pipeline
|This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.|
The Angore Oil Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline in Papua New Guinea.
The pipeline runs from the Angore field in Hela to the Hides gas conditioning plant in Angore, Hela.
- Operator: ExxonMobil
- Parent Company: ExxonMobil
- Current Capacity:
- Proposed capacity:
- Length: 7 mi / 11 km
- Status: Cancelled
- Start Year:
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.
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.
Articles and resources
- Angore tie-in project to begin, Loop, May 22, 2017
- Exxon’s Papua New Guinea Gas Project Is Dead In The Water, Oil Price, Jul. 16, 2018
- "Papua New Guinea gets a dose of resource curse as ExxonMobil's natural gas project foments unrest," ABC News, 9 March 2017