Esso Highlands, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil and operator of the PNG LNG Project, said that financing arrangements to raise US$1.5 billion of supplemental project financing are complete, taking the total project financing facility to US$15.5 billion.
The financing was well supported, with the funds sourced from co- venturer and commercial bank lenders, and will be used to finance the debt component of the project cost increase announced in November 2012, a statement said.
The estimated cost of the LNG project remains unchanged, at US$19 billion, and the project remains on track to achieve first deliveries of LNG in the second half of 2014.
The PNG LNG project is a joint venture between Exxon Mobil, Oil Search , NPCP, Santos, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration, Mineral Resources Development Company and Petromin PNG Holdings.
LNG World News Staff, October 4, 2013; Image: Oil Search