MASSIVE quake measuring 6.0 hits Papua New Guinea

Exxon Mobil Corp. shut its liquefied natural gas export plant in Papua New Guinea after an quake in the Pacific nation's remote highlands cut supplies from the company's upstream fields.

COMMUNICATION blackouts and blocked roads were hampering rescue efforts today as Papua New Guinea worked to get a better grasp of the damage wrought by a massive natural disaster amid fears of its economic impact.

By September 2017, more than three years after exports started, royalties received by the government totaled 150 million kina, the World Bank said.

"As a precaution, ExxonMobil PNG Limited has shut its Hides gas conditioning plant to assess any damages to its facilities", the management said.

"These are the key resources that PNG depends on", he said.

Oil Search, which owns a 29 percent stake in the PNG LNG venture, said in a filing Tuesday that it would take at least a week to conduct a review of its wells, gathering systems, production facilities and other infrastructure.

"We have had no indications that the PNG LNG pipeline has sustained damage and will be undertaking a full visual inspection of the pipeline right of way as part of our ongoing assessments", ExxonMobil's PNG spokeswoman said in an email to Reuters. Reports also indicated the houses in the town had sunk into the ground.

Neymar to undergo surgery on fractured foot
He sustained a sprained ankle and fractured metatarsal during the incident, before leaving the pitch on a stretcher and in tears. In this season, the Brazilian in all competitions played 29 matches in which he scored 29 goals and gave 17 assists.


Aid agencies said they were ready to help but were awaiting more information.

Rova confirmed 11 deaths in the Southern Highlands region and five in Hela province.

Elsewhere rivers had silted up or become blocked, villages damaged and gardens and water tanks destroyed, though the biggest landslides hit sparsely populated areas, according to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), an air transport operator that flew a three-hour survey on Tuesday.

The gas to electricity that powers Porgera gold mine is also said to be affected while the Ok Tedi mine has also reported to have been affected.

Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari said the National Government has dispatched disaster assessment teams to parts of Southern Highlands and Hela following the quake.

The director of the National Disaster Centre, Martin Mose, said the impact was obvious.

Papua New Guinea is located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, to the east of Indonesia.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Prince William to become first British Royal to visit Palestinian Territories
There have been no previous official visits by members of the British royal family to the Palestinian Territories . Israeli President Reuven Rivlin posted tweeted in response to the news of Prince William's impending visit.

Couples invited to bring AR-15s to church service
The service was supposed to be broadcast on YouTube but church leaders announced their channel was shut down by the company. Mr Moon Snr proclaimed he was the messiah, and his church has been accused of being a cult.

Advisory Services Network LLC Purchases 6847 Shares of Kohl's Co. (KSS)
Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc bought 114,910 shares as the company's stock declined 10.79% while stock markets rallied. The company said sales, general and administrative expenses would rise in the mid-single digits for the quarter.

Jack Dorsey asks for help to make Twitter 'more healthy'
The firm reported it roughly 330 million people who use its site regularly in its latest earnings report. He also acknowledged that the company has made missteps in the past in dealing with these issues.

America's Dueling Jackpots Rise To Combined Total Of $564 Million
Powerball tickets are $2 each and are played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million.

Dana White Believes Lesnar Will Return to UFC
Jones faces a multi-year suspension, and Lesnar will turn 41 years old this summer. Or maybe he and WWE - and Dana White - are just trolling us again.

Nobel laureates blame Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis
Dhaka yesterday afternoon summoned Myanmar Ambassador Lwin Oo and asked for immediate withdrawal of the troops. A diplomatic note on the subject was handed over to the ambassador, added the release.

Gold slides 1% after Fed's Powell confirms gradual rate hikes
Brent crude , the global benchmark, was down 0.98 percent at $64.10, while US crude was down 0.8 percent at $61.14. Steel makers were sharply higher following reports that the government would announce tariffs on imported steel.

Which team do you think will draft Saquon Barkley?
Whether the ball's on the 1-yard line or the 99-yard line, I like to think I can find a way to get into the end zone. A lot of those guys were walk-ons and Cristian Hackenberg came and did a great job and set the standard.

Gas prices sent soaring as National Grid issues warning over supplies
The UK's gas reserves are filled by its power stations as well as import pipelines from Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium. In a statement, National Grid said: "Due to the extremely cold weather we are seeing very high demand for gas ".

Rome awakes to first snowfall in six years
The city which is not equipped to deal with snow emergencies, asked other areas to send in snow ploughs to help clear roads. The vehicle transporting the prime minister of Sweden skidded off a road in the middle of a snowstorm outside of Stockholm.

Brexit will not divide Britain: May
The EU proposal suggests a "common regulatory area" on the island of Ireland after Brexit , if any other solutions are found.

Here Are JT Barrett's Measurements From The NFL Combine
Many say the team interviews are the most important but I think that's a blanket statement that's only important in some cases. Guice will be looking to prove that he's both healthy and in the same draft rung of tailbacks as Saquon Barkley.

Davison earns second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
Brad Davison of Wisconsin separated his shoulder for reportedly the fifth time on Sunday but still managed to score 30 points. Sutton finished the game 11-for-13 from the floor and 5-for-5 from the foul line, adding seven rebounds and five assists.

Packers, Aaron Rodgers Moving Towards New Contract
It shouldn't be too long before Aaron Rodgers is back atop the National Football League quarterback pay scale. According to Spotrac .com, the Packers now possess about $21.2 million in cap space.


More News

News
More News