BEIJING, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's natural gas output posted steady growth in November, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.
The output hit 15.1 billion cubic meters last month, up 8 percent year on year, 0.2 percentage points lower than that in October, according to the NBS.
In the first 11 months of the year, 157.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas were produced, up 9.2 percent year on year.
The country imported 9.46 million tonnes of natural gas in November, up 3.3 percent year on year. In the first 11 months, natural gas imports totaled 87.11 million tonnes, up 7.4 percent year on year.
The country's annual natural gas output is expected to increase by over 11 billion cubic meters this year, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
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