Crude output declines 1.5pc
The mainland produced 65.89 million tonnes of crude oil in the first five months of this year, down 1.5 per cent year on year, the State Statistical Bureau said yesterday. Crude oil output last month alone was 13.56 million tonnes. Natural gas output was 9.08 billion cubic metres from January to May, 0.5 per cent down year on year. The mainland produced 1.6 billion cubic metres of natural gas last month alone.