CHINA STRESSING ONSHORE E&D TO SPUR CRUDE OUTPUT

China has stepped up its search for onshore oil and gas in an effort to revive flagging production growth. After jumping more than 31% during 1982-86, China's oil production has stagnated in recent years at about 2.7 million b/d. At the same time, oil consumption has jumped sharply, chewing up oil exports needed for critical foreign exchange earnings. China earlier had set an ambitious target of 4 million b/d by 2000, pinning its hopes mainly on a production spurt from a series of hoped

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