By Meriba Tulo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The National Government is keen on ensuring that more gas is utilized to generate electricity in the local market.
Treasurer, Charles Abel, made these remarks when touring the NiuPower facility outside of Port Moresby.
This facility will use gas from the PNG LNG Plant to generate an additional 57.8 megawatts of Power, which will be fed into PNG Power’s Port Moreby Grid.
Treasurer Charles Abel today toured the NiuPower Plant – eleven months on from the initial ground-breaking, this project had been on track, with the developers on target to have gas available to the Port Moresby Grid in early 2019.
NiuPower is a joint venture between State-Owned-Oil-and-Gas company Kumul Petroleum, and Oil Search.
From KPHL’s point, this investment has been one that is at the forefront of harnessing the country’s natural gas resources for the local market – ultimately creating a win-win for developers, as well as citizens.
Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten was also present for today’s tour.