China’s natural gas output posts faster growth
BEIJING, Oct 21: China's natural gas output posted faster growth in September, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
The output hit 13.5 billion cubic meters last month, up 10.6 per cent year on year, compared with an increase of 6.6 per cent in August, according to the NBS.
In the first three quarters of the year, 127.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas was produced, up 9.5 per cent.
The country imported 71.22 million tonnes of natural gas during the period, up 10 per cent year on year.
Meanwhile, raw coal output rose 4.5 per cent year on year to 2.74 billion tonnes in the first nine months. In September alone, 320 million tonnes of raw coal was produced, up 4.4 per cent year on year, slower than the 5-per cent rise in August, according to the NBS. -Xinhua