Puma scales down operations, a fuel crisis is imminent in PNG

A fuel crisis is imminent with fuel and liquid gas supplier Puma Energy reducing its Papua New Guinea operation. Effective last Thursday, Puma Energy started to issue termination of contract notices to customers. Early

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Stop fuel supply notice to affect PNG Air flight

The stop fuel supply notice by Puma Energy has now posed an imposition to business and communities traveling on the PNG Air Network. PNG Air in a statement said that under the circumstances PNG Air has assessed that the

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Scaling up renewable energy in the Pacific

A rural electrification project launched in Fiji last month will take electricity to almost 200 households from renewable energy sources, with project lead, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) highlighting the increasing

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Kiribati’s fuel crisis

Part of a financial crisis? Residents of Kiribati’s most populous island, South Tarawa, were welcomed to August by a fuel crisis that persisted for six days, disrupting the capital’s ‘business-as-usual’ mode and

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PNG Power broke

Papua New Guinea State Enterprises Minister William Duma says PNG Power Limited has reached a critical point where all financial indications show that it is in danger of insolvency. “Major contributing factors over

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Call for Pacific Energy Commissioner

The 5th Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers meeting has recommended the establishment of a Pacific Energy Commissioner for a Just and Equitable Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific. Chairperson of the

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Papua LNG project: potential economic contribution, says ANZ

The ANZ bank says the proposed Papua New Guinea LNG project will deliver PGK18bn (US$5bn) in new spending (in constant prices or in real terms) during its construction phase. This is equivalent to 27.3% of PNG’s

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Decarbonising transport: hydrogen fuel is next

While electric vehicles are only just entering Pacific Island markets, Tokyo is working towards an ambitious plan that would see a decarbonised society with net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Increasing the number of

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Access to Energy, Lighting Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Approximately 2 in every 3 people in the Federated States of Micronesia lack access to electricity. As it stands, the country’s Chuuk State has the lowest access to power in the Pacific region. The challenges to

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The crisis of governance in PNG’s power sector

The recent spate of power outages (70 in a week according to the Post Courier), and the sudden resignation of yet another PNG Power Chief Executive Officer after only nine months in the job have brought into stark

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Nauru commits to 50 percent renewable electricity by 2023

Nauru took a big step on energy Friday on the world stage, announcing its commitment to generate 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2023. The country’s Minister for Climate Change, Rennier Gadabu,

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Costs tumble in renewable energy

AFTER years of dependence on fossil fuels, the good news from the international agency on renewable energy, IRENA is that the cost of technology on renewables are falling, and that by 2020, the average cost of power

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