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BRIEF-Sinopec's Preliminary Profit Rises, Production For Oil And Gas, Natural Gas Up In 2018

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China Petroleum & Chemical Corp :

* SAYS PRELIM 2018 NET PROFIT UP 22.0 PERCENT Y/Y AT 62.4 BILLION YUAN ($9.23 billion)

* SAYS 2018 OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION 451.4 MMBOE, UP 0.59 PERCENT Y/Y

* SAYS 2018 NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION 977.12 BCF, UP 7.08 PERCENT Y/Y

* SAYS 2018 REFINERY THROUGHPUT 244.01 MILLION TONNES, UP 2.31 PERCENT Y/Y Source text in Chinese: https://bit.ly/2sLWT3K; https://bit.ly/2RN4PR2 Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.7629 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)