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Supply fall suggests slowdown in Chinese gas consumption

Official figures and Interfax calculations suggest China’s gas supplies fell in February, supporting expectations that the country’s consumption growth will slow this year Official figures and Interfax calculations suggest China’s gas supplies fell in February, supporting expectations that the country’s consumption growth will slow this year.
By Colin Shek 18 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand 0 34044
Gas drilling in China. (Shell)

An apparent slowdown in the supply of gas to China from domestic production and imports in February could be a sign that demand declined in the country for the first time in five months. A fall would support expectations of slower Chinese consumption growth this year.

China’s gas output in the first two months of 2019 combined grew by 9.2% year on year, to 28.7 billion cubic metres, according to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) figures released last Thursday.

The NBS combines gas production...