-- Chevron presses for Papua New Guinea-Queensland gas line
Chevron Corp., San Francisco, on Monday said its vice-chairman, Richard Matzke, will meet with the prime minister of Papua New Guinea, Mekere Morauta, on May 13 to discuss progress in launching a project to lay a proposed natural gas pipeline from Papua New Guinea to Australia. The $3.5 billion (Aus.) project will extend about 3,000 km across the Coral Sea. It is awaiting commercial and environmental clearances from the governments of Papua New Guinea, Australia, and Queensland.