Papua New Guinea Is Little Prepared for Gas Wealth - NYTimes.com
In 2014, ExxonMobil is scheduled to start shipping natural gas through a 450-mile pipeline, then on to Japan, China and other markets in East Asia. But the flood of revenue, which is expected to bring Papua New Guinea $30 billion over three decades and to more than double its gross domestic product, will force a country already beset by state corruption and bedeviled by a complex land tenure system to grapple with the kind of windfall that has paradoxically entrenched other poor, resource-rich nations in deeper poverty.Flashback - Climate change refugees still waiting for help 28/07/2010
MARK COLVIN: The story of Papua New Guinea's sinking Carteret Islands has made headlines around the world.
The locals are known as the world's first climate change refugees but the publicity hasn't translated into help.