BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's natural gas consumption rose steadily year on year in the first 10 months amid efforts to achieve green development, data from the country's top economic planner showed.
Apparent consumption of natural gas increased 5 percent year on year to 257.73 billion cubic meters in the January-October period, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
October alone saw an 11.4-percent jump year on year in natural gas consumption, reaching 26.78 billion cubic meters, NDRC data showed.
China has been promoting the efficient, large-scale use of natural gas in sectors including industrial fuel, power generation and transportation. Enditem