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China oil output edges up

Updated: Jan 13,2015 7:31 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s crude oil output increased 0.7 percent year on year to 210 million tonnes in 2014, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on Jan 13.

This is the fifth consecutive year that oil output has stayed above 200 million tonnes, the ministry said in a statement.

Seven major oilfields, including Daqing in Heilongjiang province, Shengli in Shandong province and the offshore Bohai, all recorded production of more than 10 million tonnes.

Output of natural gas rose 10.7 percent to 132.9 billion cubic meters, with 3.6 billion cubic meters being coal-bed gas and 1.3 billion cubic meters of shale gas.

Overall, 330 million tonnes of oil and gas equivalent was produced last year, up 3.7 percent year on year.