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China sees apparent natural gas consumption rising by 10 percent in 2017

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China sees apparent natural gas consumption rising by 10 percent in 2017

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China expects its apparent natural gas consumption to rise over 10 percent year-on-year to around 230 billion cubic metres (bcm) this year, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday citing a report from the National Energy Administration. The country’s apparent natural gas consumption reached 114.6 bcm in the first half of this year, up 15.2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

(Reporting by Winni Zhou and Brenda Goh; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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