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China Natural Gas Production Up 6.4% in 2022, Full-Year Imports Down 9.9%

China’s National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that China’s natural gas production continued to grow in December 2022. According to the statistics, China produced 20.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas in December, an increase of 6.5% from 2021. However, this growth was 2.1% lower than the previous month of November.

For the full year of 2022, China’s natural gas output increased 6.4% year-on-year to 217.8 billion cubic meters. On the other hand, China imported 109.25 million tons of natural gas, a decrease of 9.9% compared to the previous year. The data shows that China has been able to increase its domestic production and decrease its reliance on imports.

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