In the following video, analysts Joel South and Austin Smith continue their discussion to give you both sides of the InterOil story. Parliamentary government in New Guinea is forcing the company to battle through tons of red tape, which cuts into the company's ability to start developing LNG export facilities. InterOil needs to seize the opportunity with extremely profitable Asian-Pacific markets right now, but government delays could allow competitors to sneak in and grab the profit. Joel cautions investors to watch how these government interests play out for the energy stock. 

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