WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 12b-25

                           Notification of Late Filing

                             CHINA NATURAL GAS, INC.

                        Commission File Number 000-31539

 (Check one)
   |_| Form 10-K  |_| Form 10-KSB  |_| Form 11-K  |_|   Form 20-F

   |X| Form 10-Q  |_| Form 10-QSB  |_| Form N-SAR  |_| Form N-CSR

       For the period ended:  March 31, 2008

   |_| Transition Report on Form 10-K and Form 10-KSB

   |_| Transition Report on Form 20-F

   |_| Transition Report on Form 11-K

   |_| Transition Report on Form 10-Q and Form 10-QSB

   |_| Transition Report on Form N-SAR

       For the transition period ended:

Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has
verified any information contained herein.

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify
the item(s) to which the notification relates:

                                     PART I
                             REGISTRANT INFORMATION

Full name of Registrant     CHINA NATURAL GAS, INC.
Former name, if applicable
                     19th Floor, Building B, Van Metropolis
                           Tang Yan Road, Hi-Tech Zone
                     Xi'an, 710065, Shaanxi Province, China
                      Address of principal executive office

                                     PART II

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense
and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should
be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

|_|   (a)   The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form
            could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;

|X|   (b)   The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on
            Form 10-K 10-KSB, 20-F, 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion
            thereof will be filed on or before the 15th calendar day following
            the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or
            transition report on Form 10-Q, 10-QSB,or portion thereof will be
            filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed
            due date; and

|_|   (c)   The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule
            12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

                                    PART III

Registrant has been unable to complete its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the
quarter ended March 31, 2008 within the prescribed time because of delays in
completing the preparation of its financial statements and its management
discussion and analysis. Therefore, the Registrant requires additional time in
order to prepare and file its Form 10-Q.

                                     PART IV
                                OTHER INFORMATION

(1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

          Qinan Ji                 86                    29-88323325
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           Name                 Area code               Telephone Number

(2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) or the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of
1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the
registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed.
Yes |X| No |_|

(3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from
the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the
earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof.
Yes |_| No |X|

If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and
quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate
of the results cannot be made.

                             CHINA NATURAL GAS, INC.
                 Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter

Has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
thereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 16, 2008                   By:   /s/ Qinan Ji
                                           Qinan Ji
                                           President and Chief Executive Officer