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Australia's Key Energy Statistics world rank
total energy production
2017
16.507
quadrillion Btu
8
total energy consumption
2017
6.128
quadrillion Btu
18
coal exports
2017
411,180
thousand short tons
2
coal production
2017
552,320
thousand short tons
4
dry natural gas exports
2017
2,400
billion cubic feet
6
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Map of Australia
Map of Australia

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: March 7, 2017

  • Australia, rich in hydrocarbons and uranium resources, was the world's largest coal exporter in 2015 and the second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in 2015.
  • Australia's dependence on oil imports has increased to fill the growing gap between domestic consumption and production.
  • Australia's overall oil production has fallen since 2000, although additions through condensate production and smaller crude oil developments are expected to offset declines in mature fields over the next few years.
  • Australian natural gas production has increased sharply over the past decade as a result of new projects.
  • Australia has become a leading LNG exporter in the Asia-Pacific region in the past decade. Greater expected natural gas production and new LNG capacity in the next few years is likely to boost natural gas exports even higher.

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