LNG surfaced as WA’s most valuable petroleum product in 2014–15 with output increasing to 20.4 million tonnes. But the production increase was not backed up by sales, which fell four per cent from last financial year to $13.8 billion.
Similar stories were seen in crude oil and condensate.
Production of crude oil rose by seven per cent to 49 million barrels, however sales fell 22 per cent to $4.5 billion. Condensate sales decreased by 14 per cent while output rose to 42 million barrels.
According to the DMP, domestic sales of natural gas were the only petroleum sector to see both a rise in sales and production, increasing by seven per cent and one per cent respectively.