China's oil, gas output hits record high in first 7 months

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China's oil and natural gas output hit a record high in the first seven months of 2022, helping to buoy economic development and meet people's living needs, the National Energy Administration said Thursday.

Crude output rose 3.7% year on year to 120 million tonnes from January to July, while natural gas output increased 5.4% from a year ago to 126.7 billion cubic meters.

During the period, the output of shale oil, offshore crude oil and offshore natural gas increased significantly, up by 14.4%, 7.9% and 13.6%, respectively, from a year ago.

China's crude imports hit 290 million tonnes from January to July, and natural gas imports reached around 86.5 billion cubic meters, data shows.

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