China's natural gas imports increase by 14%

China's natural gas consumption increased by 13.9 percent year-on-year-in 2013, becoming the world's third-largest gas user.

China's natural gas imports increase by 14%

World Bulletin / News Desk

China imported 53 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2013, accounting for 31.6 percent of the country’s total gas consumption, China Petroleum says.

According to a report by China National Petroleum Corp’s Economics and Technology Research Institute, China's natural gas consumption increased by 13.9 percent year on year in 2013, becoming the world's third-largest gas user.

Experts say that the country's dependency on natural gas imports will continue to increase as fossil fuel consumption dwindles in a bid to improve air quality.

The report estimates that China's total domestic gas production and imported volume will increase by 11 percent to reach 186 billion cubic meters in 2014.

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