China’s LPG production edges up, imports slide further

09/01/2008
China’s 2007 LPG output maintained its steady increase since 2002, while LPG imports continued their 5-year slide, according to a recently released study by FACTS Global Energy (FGE), Honolulu. Urban and rural residential use dominated Chinese demand with little impetus for LPG growth in the chemical market.The fuel’s use in fleet vehicles, however, may grow as Chinese cities try to improve their air quality, FGE disclosed.DemandThe country produced nearly 615,000 b/d of LPG, up from 2006 by 10.8%, says FGE. Imports were slightly less than 129,000 b/d, off from 2006 by 24.3%. The country exported to other Asian countries some 10,700 b/d.Total LPG demand in China last year reac...
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