China says Dec crude oil throughput rises 0.2 pct to 42 mln tonnes

SHANGHAI Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:15pm EST

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SHANGHAI Jan 20 (Reuters) - China's refinery crude throughput rose 0.2 percent in December from a year ago to about 9.9 million barrels per day, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday.

The statistics bureau said Chinese refineries processed a total of 42.02 million tonnes of crude oil last month, compared with 40.17 million tonnes in November. (Reporting by Fayen Wong; Editing by Paul Tait)