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China Diesel Imports Fall 55% in December; LNG Purchases Gain

January 21, 2013

China’s diesel imports dropped 55 percent from a year earlier to 109,625 metric tons in December, the General Administration of Customs said in an e-mailed statement today. Exports rose fivefold to 362,400 tons.

Liquefied natural gas imports were at 1.83 million tons, up 21 percent, and coal imports, including lignite, rose 31 percent to 35.11 million tons, it said.

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