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The City of Perth is to play host to the largest resouce event in its history, the Liquified Natural Gas (LGN) Conference in 2016.
This week the Mines and Petroleum Minister, Bill Marmion is in Texas in the US, where he will address 10,000 delegates at the closing stages of this this year's LNG Conference.
After the Minister delivers his address the organisers, Houston, will pass on the hosting duties for the next conference in 2016 to Western Australia.
Seen as the largest resources event in its history, it is anticipated to inject more than $50million into the State’s economy.
He will use the closing ceremony address to invite thousands of international
delegates, exhibitors and petroleum industry representatives from more than 80
countries to attend the eighteenth LGN conference in Perth 2016.
“LNG18 is expected to attract 5,000 delegates and exhibitors and inject more than
$50million into the State’s economy, the largest such event in WA’s history,”
Mr Marmion said.
“It will be an unparalleled opportunity to promote Western Australia’s petroleum
resources and role as a global energy supplier, and Perth as a major centre for
expertise and services to the petroleum industry in Australia and Asia.”
While in Houston Mr Marmion will also meet with senior executives from exploration,
production and services companies from the USA, Europe and Asia.
“This interaction is crucial, as Western Australia is becoming a world leader in
“By 2016, WA is expected to have an annual LNG production capacity of more than 50
million tonnes - up from the current level of 20 million tonnes.”
The LNG17 conference runs from the 16-19 April.