PetroChina halts gas shipments to industry
Updated: 2011-01-25 11:11
By Zhao Tingting (Xinhua)
PetroChina has halted natural gas shipments to some downstream industrial users in North China this month to guarantee sufficient residential supplies, the National Business Daily reported Tuesday.
Cold weather strained natural gas supplies in the last days of January, but the gap between supply and demand is controllable, said an industry insider.
China consumed 107.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2010, up 22.73 percent year-on-year, statistics from C1 Energy showed. The nation produced 95 billion cubic meters of natural gas and imported 12.2 billion cubic meters.
President Hu Jintao is on a state visit to the US from Jan 18 to 21.
The discovery of the fossile of a female pterosaur nicknamed as Mrs T and her un-laid egg are shedding new light on ancient mysteries.
China's GDP growth jumped 10.3 percent year-on-year in 2010, boosted by a faster-than-expected 9.8 percent expansion in the fourth quarter.