China's natural gas output up 6.6 pct in first quarter-Xinhua

China's natural gas output up 6.6 pct in first quarter

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-04-24 00:24:15

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 20, 2021 shows a berthed ship being filled with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at an LNG filling station in Macun port of Chengmai County, south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- China saw a steady increase in its natural gas output in the first quarter of the year, official data showed.

The country's natural gas output totaled 56.9 billion cubic meters during the first three months, up 6.6 percent from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

In March alone, China reported 19.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas production, up 6.3 percent year on year.

During the first quarter, China imported a total of 27.82 million tonnes of natural gas, down 5.1 percent year on year, the bureau said. 


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