China im­ports less nat­u­ral gas amid weak con­sump­tion

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Bei­jing: China’s im­ports of nat­u­ral gas dropped 0.3 per cent year on year in July on the back of slowed do­mes­tic con­sump­tion, of­fi­cial data have shown. The de­cline came at a time when China’s nat­u­ral gas con­sump­tion slowed to 2.3 per cent in July from 9.8 per­cent in the first half of 2016, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Devel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion. Ane­mic de­mand also dragged down pro­duc­tion, which fell 3.4 per cent in July, while it in­creased 2.9 per cent in the first half of 2016. China’s nat­u­ral gas con­sump­tion grew 3.7 per cent in 2015, the low­est pace in nearly a decade. Xinhua

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