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16 May 2018

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And so it has come to pass.Chris Haiveta one of the most educated leader of the Gulf People and possibly the best person to lead his people in the Papua LNG negotiations has been refered by the public prosecutor to face a leadership tribunal. The voice of Gulf & the voice of reason and experience has now being silenced in the unfolding resource war in PNG.

Today’s National had two interesting but opposing views for the economy of PNG.

Dialling up a new business model - The National Editorial
‘COMPETITION in the marketplace is good for consumers and good for business.

When companies compete with each other, consumers get the best possible prices, quantity, and quality of goods and services. One important benefit of competition is a boost to innovation.

Competition among companies can branch the invention of new or better products, or more efficient processes. Innovation also benefits consumers with new and better products, helps drive economic growth and increases standards of living.

Competition can lead companies to invent lower-cost manufacturing processes, which can increase their profits and help them compete – and then, pass those savings on to the consumer’

Tru tumas eh mate?

But then near end of a harmless education item entitled ‘Total SA flying KPHL workers overseas for two-year training’ I read something far more important than going to Total Paris : ……

‘KPHL and Total signed an agreement in February for joint marketing and sale of their shares of LNG and condensates.

These will be produced from the Elk/Antelope field as part of the Papua LNG Project. According to Sonk, in the PNG LNG Project the LNG was jointly marketed, which meant all joint venture partners gave their marketing rights to ExxonMobil to market LNG.

Now if that’s not a Cartel I don’t know what is!

Will the PNG consumer watchdog investigate what the Oily-garchs are doing with PNG’s energy resources?

For background they should read the ‘The Seven Sisters’ Bantam Books, 1979 ISBN-13: 978-0553125221
or even better view Al-Jazeera’s ‘The Secret of the Seven Sisters’ A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world's oil. Aired 2013 April 26.

Can read summaries here: www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2013/04/201344105231487582.html

Dear Chris Haiveta - It would be a tragedy to see you and O'Neill lose grip on power because of your handling of corporate giants such as Exxon, Total and Oil Search.

The alternative for you and O'Neill is a bunch of jellyfish. Put your foot down now and move away from a rent-based regime in resource negotiation in favour of production sharing with a win-win for all.

Do not short change your people of Gulf in the Papua LNG negotiations.

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