Major resource companies have invested heavily in Western Australia to increase production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Asian markets.

Western Australia currently has four operating LNG export projects: the North West Shelf, Pluto, Gorgon and Wheatstone. When the Prelude floating LNG project begins exports in 2019, the State’s total LNG export capacity will be close to 50 million tonnes a year.

Western Australia’s LNG projects are well placed to supply customers in Asia. Western Australia currently exports most of its LNG production to Japan, the world’s biggest LNG consumer. New long term contracts with customers in China and India will make the distribution of the State’s future LNG exports more diverse.

The department publishes a statistical profile of the LNG industry in Western Australia.
This publication discusses:

  • Western Australian projects
  • global export capacities
  • global demand
  • global prices
  • Western Australia's markets
  • Western Australia's sales
  • Investment updates
  • Western Australia's gas resources and reserves.

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