Papua New Guinea mountain disaster asks questions of Exxon

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06 Mar 2012 04:57

  • Landslide swept over quarry used for Exxon gas project

  • Independent expert had raised safety concerns

  • Call for thorough, independent inquiry

  • Concerns over unrest among local landowners

By Rebekah Kebede

March 6 (Reuters) - A deadly landslide in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, near where U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil is building a $15.7 billion gas project, is raising fresh questions about the global energy industry's scramble for ever harder-to-reach resources.

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