Stand-off in Hela

DISGRUNTLED landholders in Papua New Guinea's Hela province have reportedly locked the gate at the Hides gas plant to protest over what they say is a failure by the government of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to pay them what they say they are owned.

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The long-standing royalties grievances have regularly flared up since the start-up of the PNG LNG plant, which has now shipped more than 20 cargoes.

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