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China firms curb conventional gas output

But they keep shale targets, as Beijing tries to replicate US shale boom and plans hundreds of wells in Sichuan basin this year

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CONTROLLING THE FLOW: Sinopec and PetroChina have restricted gas output at two big conventional fields as a cooling economy curbs fuel use by some industries.

Beijing

CHINA'S state energy giants are reducing output from conventional natural gas fields as demand growth for the fuel eases to a multi-year low, local media and sources said, although shale gas targets are being maintained.

Sinopec Corp and PetroChina have restricted

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