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Household gas to cover most Chinese by 2015

(Xinhua)

10:18, July 20, 2012

BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- More than 94 percent of Chinese living in cities and towns will have gas in their homes by 2015 as the nation pushes forward gas use under a plan released Thursday by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

According to the plan, more than 625 million residents will have gas in their homes by 2015, with annual gas consumption to total 33 billion cubic meters.

Meanwhile, more than 65 percent of residents will also have access to gas in county seats and smaller towns by 2015, according to the plan.

Data from the ministry showed that the nation's total gas supply in cities and towns amounted to 83.6 billion cubic meters in 2010, up 62 percent from 2005. Meanwhile, residential use of gas covered 453 million urban dwellers in 2010, up 29 percent from 2005.

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