26 April 2019

China Jan-Sept natural gas consumption up 13.5%, Xinhua says

China’s natural gas consumption climbed 13.5 percent from a year earlier during the nine months to September to 120.8 billion cubic meters, Xinhua news agency reported late Thursday, citing data from the National Development and Reform Commission. In the nine months, natural gas output reached 86.3 billion cubic meters, up 9.2 percent, while import volume surged 27.3 percent to 38.8 billion cubic meters, the report said. Lin Boqiang, director of the China Center for Energy Economics Research under Xiamen University said import dependency is expected to rise to about 35 percent by 2015 from the current 32 percent, Beijing Business Today reported Friday.

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