“We are very strong in Middle East - we have plants in Kettha, Noman and Yemen,” he said.
“We are also building two plants in Australia.
“We have developed this worldwide company by going outside of our country (France) in partnership and we want to have the opportunity to demonstrate our strength.
“The first step would be to establish because we are not only producing gas and selling it. We are retailer marketer for gasoline in many countries.
“We have decided to establish a network with the decision here in PNG and we plan to build 15 before the end of 2017.”
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill welcomed the investment saying it was a reflection of their commitment in PNG.
“I’m certain that they will expand their services not only in exploration and development of LNG and oil projects but also in retailing as well,” O’Neill said.
“That is an opportunity for us to work closely with them in other parts of the country making it more competitive so that our people can have access to much lower cost projects across all range of products.”