China Natural Gas Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies for Investor Relations Programs

Jan 12, 2010, 16:30 ET from China Natural Gas, Inc.

XI'AN, China, Jan. 12 /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, today announced that it has hired RedChip Companies, Inc. to lead its investor relations outreach programs.

Mr. Qinan Ji, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Natural Gas, Inc., stated: "We chose RedChip Companies to lead our investor and public relations program based on their success in increasing visibility for public companies as well as their expertise in market positioning, their strong international presence and their best-in-class products and services. We are certain that RedChip will bring an unmatched level of professionalism to our team, helping China Natural Gas build solid and lasting relationships with new investors while strengthening existing relationships with current investors."

Dave Gentry, President and Chief Executive Officer of RedChip Companies, Inc., said: "We are very excited for the opportunity to represent China Natural Gas, the first China-based natural gas company that trades publicly on a United States stock exchange. The Company enjoys strong growth and is poised to continue its expansion as it nears completion of a liquefied natural gas processing and distribution plant in Jingbian, and expands its presence into heavily populated Henan province. We look forward to introducing China Natural Gas to RedChip's investor network as we launch a comprehensive investor relations program."

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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    For more information, please contact:

    At the Company:
    China Natural Gas, Inc.
     Jacky Shi
     Investor Relations Director
     Tel:   +86-29-8832-3325 x922
     Cell:  +86-139-9287-9998

    Investor Relations:
    RedChip Companies, Inc.
     Jon Cunningham
     Tel:   +1-800-733-2447 x107

SOURCE China Natural Gas, Inc.