Chinese gas consumption up 17% in Jan-May
China’s gas consumption during the first five months of the year was 153.3bn m3, up 17.1% year/year, the National Development and Reform Commission said on June 30.
The consumption in May was 31.2bn m3, up 17.3% yr/yr. China’s natural gas imports via pipeline and in the form of LNG in January-May were up 24.5% yr/yr to 49.78mn metric tons, according to customs department data published on June 7.
Chinese gas consumption has been robust in recent months due to recovery in economic activity which was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.