China's energy consumption rises

Indo Asian News Service

Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China's energy consumption has gone up, show statistics.

China's energy consumption totaled 3.62 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent in 2012, up 3.9 percent year on year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Consumption of coal, crude oil, natural gas and electricity rose 2.5 percent, 6.0 percent, 10.2 percent and 5.5 percent from a year earlier, respectively, reported Xinhua.

Energy consumption for every 10,000 yuan ($1,601.98) of China's GDP fell 3.6 percent year on year, according to a report released by the NBS.