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Cities buck trend amid slowdown in Chinese gas demand growth

Gas demand and imports saw relatively weak growth in China in June, but city-gas demand continued to perform strongly Gas demand and imports saw relatively weak growth in China in June, but city-gas demand continued to perform strongly.
By Colin Shek 15 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand 0 34391
The Chinese capital, Beijing. The residential and commercial sectors have proven robust. (Gazprom)

Growth in China’s gas demand and imports appeared to slow sharply last month, but the data suggests demand from the city-gas sector remains robust. 

China’s gas consumption reached 22.16 billion cubic metres in June 2019, according to preliminary figures from the Chongqing Petroleum and Gas Exchange (CQPGX) in a report published on Thursday. This represented an increase of 8.50% from estimated demand of 20.43 bcm in June 2018. 

China’s gas demand in H1 2019 was 149.9 bcm, which was up by 9.57% from 136.8...