InterOil Corporation reported receipt through an unofficial channel, from the Department of Petroleum and Energy (DPE), of a copy of a notice of intention to cancel the 2009 LNG Project Agreement between Liquid Niugini Gas Limited and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. Having considered the issue carefully with our external advisers, we are strongly of the view that the State has no right at present to terminate the Project Agreement. The notice does activate a six month consultation period during which the parties are to explore steps to deal with or remedy the DPE's concerns.
Company’s sell down and partnering process has now reached a stage where we expect to be able to demonstrate to the DPE, in the coming weeks, our ability to abide by all of the terms of the 2009 LNG Project Agreement. This accords with our stated intention since the previously announced engagement of advisors for this process at the end of last year.