ExxonMobil Corp said on Wednesday there was no indication so far that a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea this week has damaged the 700 km (435 mile) pipeline that delivers gas to its coastal liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by the earthquake early on Monday that killed at least 20 people, residents said, as rescuers struggle to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guinea’s remote, mountainous highlands. The 7.5 magnitude quake led Exxon to shut its $19 billion LNG facility, the country’s biggest export earner, amid fears of damage to gas field infrastructure and the pipeline that carries gas to the coast. Exxon planned a full visual inspection of the pipeline route, while specialist engineers would need “a little bit time” to assess damage to the project, company officials said. “We have had no indications that […]