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Only one unconventional gas well was drilled in Western Australia in the past two years.

Value add flow on from unconventional gas

A big increase in manufacturing capacity could result from the production of tight and shale gas in Western Australia similar to that which occurred in the US state of Pennsylvania, according to Dennis Davin, secretary of that state’s department of economic development.

Mr Davin spoke to a breakfast organised by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association about the growth of unconventional gas production in Pennsylvania in the past decade.

He said the shift had facilitated a significant economic expansion in a state that had suffered an economic deterioration after the collapse of the steel industry some decades earlier.

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WA export revenue

7th-Alcoa of Australia$3.00bn
8th-Roy Hill Holdings$3.00bn
9th-Chevron$2.90bn
10th↑South32$1.70bn
11th↑Mineral Resources$1.50bn
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