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China's natural gas output posts slower growth

2019-11-17 14:31

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BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's natural gas output posted slower growth in October, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.

The output hit 14.6 billion cubic meters last month, up 8.2 percent year on year, 2.4 percentage points lower than that in September, according to the NBS.

In the first 10 months of the year, 142.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas were produced, up 9.3 percent year on year.

The country imported 6.52 million tonnes of natural gas in October, down 10.6 percent year on year. In the first 10 months, natural gas imports totaled 77.71 million tonnes, up 7.9 percent year on year.

The country's annual natural gas output is expected to increase by over 11 billion cubic meters this year, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
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