China aims to produce 3.7 billion tonnes of coal in 2018, an all-time high and up 7.3% from the previous year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on March 7.
The NEA also said China will produce around 160 billion cubic meters of natural gas this year, a record and up 8.5% from 2017.
China will cut its coal consumption to around 59% of the nation's primary energy mix while raising natural gas consumption to 7.5% of the mix in 2018, said the NEA in a guidance document.
China also aims to slash coal consumption to just half of its energy mix by 2020 by raising output and demand for renewable fuels.
(Writing by Jessie Jia Editing by Harry Huo)
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