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China’s gas fundamentals flag over 2019

China’s consumption and imports of gas both experienced growth slowdowns over the course of 2019, but production bucked the trend through generally stable growth China’s consumption and imports of gas both experienced growth slowdowns over the course of 2019, but production bucked the trend through generally stable growth.
By Colin Shek 6 February 2020 Americas / Supply & Demand 0 35002

China’s main gas indicators in 2019 weakened towards the end of the year. This was mainly a reflection of the trade war with the United States catching up with China’s economy and a resurgence in coal use amid energy security fears in Beijing.

Chart showing China's apparent gas consumption 2019

China’s apparent gas consumption reached 306.7 billion cubic metres in 2019, with growth slipping to 9.4% year on year, according to full-year figures from the National Development and Reform Commission...