The Papua New Guinea government has chosen not to include the country's planned gas developments in its future revenue estimates, and Prime Minister James Marape said this is not due to a lack of confidence in the projects.

In presenting PNG's 2022 National Budget, the Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey said the government has "realistic revenue estimates based on GDP growth, higher returns from the PNG LNG project when the repayment of loans and depreciation finally finish in 2030, and compliance work to stamp down on the black economy".