11 killed in PNG ExxonMobil liquefied natural gas profits dispute

25/1/10

Eleven Papua New Guineans have been fatally shot amid a dispute over profits from a pipeline carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from an ExxonMobil site in PNG’s Southern Highlands to Port Moresby, local media reports. A gang of villagers from Erave district, in the Southern Highlands, attacked their neighbouring clan with high-powered guns in an early morning raid over the weekend. Women and children fled as homes were torched and property destroyed in the attack, which killed 11 people, PNG’s Post Courier newspaper reports.

See: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/killed-in-png-exxonmobil-liquefied-natural-gas-profits-dispute/story-e6frg6so-1225823219984