China’s total energy consumption rises by 3.3 percent in 2018

Monday, 04 March 2019 10:48:19 (GMT+3)   |   Shanghai
       

China’s energy consumption amounted to 4.64 billion mt of standard coal in 2018, up 3.3 percent year on year, as announced by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). In particular, China’s coal consumption recorded a growth of 1.0 percent, crude oil consumption rose by 6.5 percent, natural gas consumption increased by 17.7 percent, and power consumption registered a growth of 8.5 percent, all year on year. Coal consumption accounted for 59.0 percent of the overall energy consumption, down 1.4 percentage points compared to the previous year, while clean energy consumption, including natural gas, hydroelectricity, nuclear power and wind power, accounted for 22.1 percent of the overall energy consumption, up 1.3 percentage points compared to the previous year.


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