PNG LNG (Image courtesy of Oil Search)US energy giant ExxonMobil said it was still assessing the extent of damage at its PNG LNG export project following a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck on Monday in Papua New Guinea’s highlands.ExxonMobil previously announced it had shut the two LNG trains at the plant on the coast near Port Moresby after earlier shutting its Hides gas conditioning plant and Hides production pads in Hela province in the highlands region.In an update on Thursday, ExxonMobil’s PNG unit, operator of PNG LNG, said the evacuation of non-essential personnel from the Hides plant had been completed with specialist engineers flown to Hides to join remaining personnel on site to assist with damage and repair assessments.According to the statement, a surveillance of the PNG LNG pipeline on Wednesday, February 28 confirmed it has not been damaged.“A full assessment of the damage caused by the earthquake is expected to take time, particularly given the damage to roads and other infrastructure,” the statement said. LNG World News Staff ExxonMobil declares force majeure? Reuters reported on Friday citing an unidentified industry source as saying that ExxonMobil had declared force majeure on exports from the PNG LNG project.The report said that ExxonMobil had earlier told buyers that the plant’s two LNG trains would be shut for at least seven days.According to the report, there are concerns about a possible extended shutdown, which could affect not only the project’s four main buyers but also other buyers in Asia.ExxonMobil owns 41.6% percent in the LNG project while Oil Search holds a 29 percent interest in PNG LNG, partly located in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea.The project includes the gas conditioning plant in Hides and liquefaction and storage facilities near Port Moresby with a capacity of 6.9 million tonnes per year.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has requested that the issue of violent crime be placed on the agenda of the next Summit of Caribbean leaders to be held in July 2018. He made the request speaking at a news conference following the closure of the 38th meeting of Heads of Governments in Grenada on Thursday night. Holness said while crime and violence had not been a matter on the agenda for this year’s summit, he had taken the opportunity to raise the matter.“I raised the issue from the perspective of not just a security issue. But also but from a macro-social perspective/ the use of violence as a means of resolving conflict, as a means of social control, as part of our social transactions is becoming almost a feature of our societies.”Holness said that regional governments have to take a “proactive role” in addressing crime, and asked CARICOM to place this on the agenda for the July 2018 meeting. He said the other leaders agreed.“I believe that this will start a process within CARICOM to address the issue of violence, particularly violence that ends up in crime,” Holness said.Jamaica and several other Caribbean nations, specifically Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana have been beset by an onslaught of violent crime in recent times. The crime wave includes murders, aggravated robbery, and sexual assault. There is, however, concern about violent crime evolving within domestic disputes.Increasingly, Caribbean residents in the Diaspora are expressing skepticism to return to their home countries, even for vacations, fearing repercussions from the wave of violent crimes. Also, the Caribbean Diaspora is calling for measures to be taken to reduce violent crime in the region, for the long run.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly News
Megan Campbellby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – Megan Campbell, a 2013 Wellington High School graduate, will be honored with Seal of the City by Wellington Mayor Roger Stallbaumer at the city council meeting Tuesday at the council chambers on S. Washington. Campbell recently won the Class 4A state championship in the 100 and 200 meters at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships.The proclamation to be read Tuesday night will state:“In PROCLAMATIONIn recognition of MEGAN CAMPBELL,Wellington High School Senior,For her accomplishments in Track and FieldWHEREAS, Megan consistently won the 100 Meter Dash and the 200 Meter Dash at High School Track events in the 2012 and 2013 seasons; andWHEREAS, on April 27, 2012, at the Wellington Invitational, Megan not only won 1st place in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 12.22, but set a new Wellington High School record with a time of 25.36 in the 200 Meter Dash, AND set a new school record for the pole vault with a mark of 8â€™4â€; andWHEREAS, as a WHS Crusader Relay Team member, Megan has repeatedly helped the girls Relay Teams win the 4×100 Meter Relay, and the 4×400 Meter Relay; andWHEREAS, Megan was honored as Co-Female Athlete of the Year, at the Wellington High School Sports Banquet on May 3, 2013; andWHEREAS, on May 6, 2013, at the Goddard Invitational, the team of Megan Campbell, senior, Holly Wright, junior, Leah Nelson, sophomore, and Cabriel Roe, sophomore broke the school record in the 4×400 Relay with a time of 4:10.00; andWHEREAS, Megan clocked a 12.10 to take 1st in the 100 Meter Dash, the fastest fully automatic timed (FAT) 100 Meter in Kansas, in all classes. She also won the 200 Meter event with a time of 25.68, the second fastest FAT time in the State; andWHEREAS, on May 25, 2013, at the High School State Track Meet, Megan ran a 12.00, the fastest time in the State, to qualify for the 4A Girls 100 Meter Dash Finals later in the day. She then duplicated her prelim time, en route to an individual State Championship title. Megan then repeated that feat in running a 26.34 in the 4A Girls 200 Meter finals to again become a State Champion; andWHEREAS, Megan brings great respect and admiration to Wellington High School, the sport of Track & Field, and to the City of Wellington; andWHEREAS, the citizens of Wellington wish to acclaim and applaud Megan for her accomplishments.NOW THEREFORE, I, Roger Stallbaumer, Mayor of the City of Wellington, on behalf of the entire City Council and Staff, hereby recognize Megan Campbell for her significant accomplishments during the 2012-2013 Track & Field Season and for the recognition she has brought to our community.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand to cause the Seal of the City of Wellington, Kansas be fixed this 18th day of June, 2013.”â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢The full agenda for Tuesday’s June 18 meeting is as follows:1. Call to order;2. Pledge of allegiance;3. Invocation;4. Roll call;5. Audience participation;6. Consent agenda;7. Reports of mayor and council;8. Reports of city officials:1) 224 W. 10th Street – request to reconsider.2) HB 2052 concealed carry discussion.9. Public hearings.10. Ordinance.1) An ordinance to changing the boundaries of the zoning district and amending the zoning map to adopted by ordinance No. 3826.11. Resolution.2) A resolution authorizing the mayor to accept an agreement with Cornejo and Sons, LLC of Wichita for the Klink FY2013 project in the amount of $322,919.11. Study items. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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