China used 14.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas in February, up 10.1 percent year on year, according to a report from the National Development and Reform Commission, Xinhua reported on March 31.
China's top economic planner announced on January 24 that it will cut the per-ton retail price of gasoline by 130 yuan ($21.3) and diesel by 125 yuan, Xinhua reported on January 25.
China's top economic planner lowered gasoline and diesel prices for the first time this year, according to a statement released on January 10, Xinhua has reported.
China's top economic planner on November 14 announced a slash in the per-tonne retail prices of gasoline by 160 yuan ($26.09) and diesel by 155 yuan, starting from November 15, Xinhua has reported.
China is bracing for natural gas shortages this winter as the government tries to fight smog by reducing consumption of coal, Radio Free Asia reported on November 4.
China's crude oil output reached 155.19 million tonnes in the first three quarters, a year-on-year increase of 2.3 percent, Xinhua reported on October 23, citing data from the country's top economic planner.