China’s Crude Oil Output Rises 2.3 Pct
by Loretta S. Mcintyre
China’s crude oil output reached 155.19 million tonnes in the first three quarters, a year-on-year increase of 2.3 percent, according to data from the country’s top economic planner.
During the January-September period, China refined 328.63 million tonnes of crude oil, up 7.4 percent year on year, while refined oil production rose 6.4 percent to 202.15 million tonnes, the National Development and Reform Commission said in an online statement.
Apparent consumption of refined oil, calculated as production plus imports minus exports, increased 4.3 percent from a year earlier to 194.84 million tonnes.
In a separate statement, the planner said natural gas output totaled 86.3 billion cubic meters in the first nine months, an increase of 9.2 percent year on year.
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