China Natural Gas Announces Appointment of David She as Acting Chief Financial Officer

Jan 14, 2010, 16:30 ET from China Natural Gas, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Natural Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHNG), a leading provider of compressed natural gas for vehicular fuel and pipeline natural gas for industrial, commercial and residential use in Xi'an, China, announced today that it has appointed David She as the Company's Acting Chief Financial Officer, effective February 1, 2010.

Mr. She joined China Natural Gas in February 2008 as Vice President of Finance and was placed in charge of the Company's New York office. He returned to the Company's headquarters in Xi'an, China, in December 2008 and was soon promoted to Assistant Chief Financial Officer. He is succeeding Veronica Jing Chen, who is resigning as Chief Financial Officer due to family reasons.

Mr. Qinan Ji, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Natural Gas, Inc., stated: "We are delighted that David She has agreed to serve as Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company and look forward to utilizing his considerable talents and experience as a valuable member of our senior management team. I have the highest confidence in David's ability to manage the continued financial growth of China Natural Gas. His international experience combined with his financial and operations experience make him uniquely qualified for this position. I also want to express my appreciation to Veronica Jing Chen for her fine work in service to the Company, and I wish her every success in her future endeavors."

Mr. She was in charge of several functions within the Company, including the oversight of quarterly and annual filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, evaluations of the Company's major acquisition opportunities, and the management of investor relations. He helped to coordinate the Company's $40 million debt financing in March 2008 and supervised legal, audit and regulatory reporting issues in the Company's $57 million underwritten public offering in September 2009. Prior to joining China Natural Gas, Mr. She served as a securities analyst for West China Securities in Beijing. He received bachelor's degrees in mathematics and business administration from Beijing Institute of Technology as well as a master's degree in finance from State University of New York in Buffalo.

About China Natural Gas, Inc.

China Natural Gas transports and sells natural gas to vehicular fueling terminals, as well as commercial, industrial and residential customers through its distribution networks in China's Shaanxi and Henan Provinces. The Company owns approximately 120 km of high-pressure pipelines and operates 24 CNG fuelling stations in Shaanxi Province and 12 CNG fuelling stations in Henan Province. China Natural Gas' four primary business lines include: (1) the distribution and sale of CNG through Company-owned CNG fuelling stations for hybrid (natural gas/gasoline) powered vehicles; (2) the installation, distribution and sale of piped natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers through Company-owned pipelines; (3) the distribution and sale of gasoline through Company-owned CNG fuelling stations for hybrid (natural gas/gasoline) powered vehicles; and (4) the conversion of gasoline-fueled vehicles to hybrid (natural gas/gasoline) powered vehicles through its auto conversion division.

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