BUSINESS China's natural gas output up 6.5% in December 2022

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China's natural gas output up 6.5% in December 2022

ECNS

20:21, January 24, 2023

Technicians check gas transfer facilities in Suining, Sichuan province. (Liu Changsong/China Daily)

China's natural gas output logged steady growth in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

The country produced 20.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas in December, up 6.5 percent from a year earlier, according to the bureau.

The growth rate was 2.1 percentage points lower than that of November, the bureau said.

In 2022, China's natural gas output rose 6.4 percent year-on-year to 217.8 billion cubic meters. The country imported 109.25 million tons of natural gas in the same period, down 9.9 percent year-on-year.

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