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China's natural gas supply ready to fight cold

By Zheng Xin | | Updated: 2022-11-16 11:39
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China's supply of natural gas will be sufficient for winter heating season this year, the country's top economic planner said on Wednesday.

Despite the international complex and severe market situation, natural gas supply will be sufficient to meet thespike in demand during the winter heating season in the country, with concerted effort and preparation ahead of time, said Meng Wei, a spokesperson with the National Development and Reform Commission, at a press conference.

While the gas supply in some areas might be affected by continuous cold weather during peak hours, the commission will step up theoverall coordination, ensure the supply and price of gas for people's livelihood while increasing domestic natural gas storage and production in the country, said Meng.

The commission also vows to coordinate and solve individual problems regarding gas supply without delay.

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