Resources and energy
Perth, the global energy city
Western Australia is blessed with an extraordinary natural endowment of mineral and petroleum, and Perth has established itself as a global energy city. Today, the city is home to a number of international resource and gas energy companies, with eight of the world’s 14 largest international energy companies having offices in Perth. Among those located in the city include ExxonMobil, PetroChina, BP, Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) and Chevron.
Perth is the only Australian member of the World Energy Cities Partnership, which promotes the exchange of industry knowledge and economic development expertise and strategies between its 19-member cities.
In 2016-17, the state’s global trade in minerals and petroleum was worth $105 billion, with iron ore alone worth $62.4 billion. The state is also rated the third most attractive mining investment destination in the world. And the future for the sector looks bright with $120 billion worth of projects in Western Australia either approved or under consideration.