An employee of CNPC checks a gas facility in Tianjin. [Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING -- China's natural gas output registered faster growth in April, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
The country produced 18.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the period, up 7 percent from a year earlier, according to the bureau. The growth rate was 3 percentage points higher than that of March.
The country imported 8.98 million tons of natural gas during the same period, up 11 percent year-on-year.
From January to April, China's natural gas output rose 4.8 percent year-on-year to 78.3 billion cubic meters.