Western Australia still the state of liquids production

WESTERN AUSTRALIA has continued to hold its crown as the biggest producer of petroleum liquids across Australia.
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The West is best for liquids production according to new data released by the Australian oil and gas peak body APPEA. Pictured: WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Paul Hunt

Senior Journalist: Oil & Gas, Policy.

Paul Hunt

 

Data released by the peak body for oil and gas, the Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association, shows that in 2019 WA remained the key state for oil and liquids in Australia. 

Over the last year WA produced 31.6 million barrels of crude, 63.3 million barrels of condensate, and 6.1 million barrels of liquid petroleum gas (LPG). 

Compared to other states and territories in Australia, WA as a state produced more than 66.4% of the country's entire crude production. 

South Australia by comparison produced just 12.5mmbbls of crude, or 26.3% of total Australian crude production. 

Victoria produced around 7% of crude over 2019, roughly 3.3mmbbls over the entire year. 

The Northern Territory meanwhile produced 100,000 barrels of crude for 2019, or 0.2% of Australia's total production. 

Queensland, Tasmania, and New South Wales all produced such miniscule amounts of crude they were not included in the statistics. 

Condensate production mirrored crude levels. WA again beating all other states and territories as top producer. 

Of the 93.7mmbbls of condensate produced across Australia last year, a whopping 63.3mmbbls came from WA projects. WA accounted for 67.6% of all condensate production. 

The Northern Territory was Australia's second-largest condensate producer, with production reaching 20.7mmbbls for the year, or 22.1%, well above the year prior when it produced just 2.3mmbbls. 

Victoria produced 7.5mmbbls of condensate, or 8% of Australia's total production. 

South Australian production remained steady on 2018, at 1.8mmbbls, or 2% of overall condensate output. 

Tasmania produced 400,000 bbls of condensate over 2019, about 0.5% of Australia's production. 

The Northern Territory did beat WA in LPG production however, last year production around 13.9 mmbbls, or 45% of Australia's LPG. 

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