Iran’s gas oil consumption increased

Business Materials 17 January 2011 10:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 17 / Trend, A.Yusifzade /

The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) data show that during the fourth week of winter, gasoline, fuel oil and kerosene consumption declined while gas oil consumption soared, Shana reported.

During the 7 days January 7-14, Gasoline consumption averaged 53.2 million liters a day down 2.2 million liters per day against a week earlier. Total gasoline consumption during the mentioned period stood at 372.6 million liters down 15.7 (4 percent) in comparison to a week earlier.

Despite falling gasoline consumption, gas oil consumption increased reaching 684.6 million liters up 17.3 million liters week on week. Daily gas oil consumption averaged 97.8 million liters during the week.

Total gasoline and gas oil consumption in Tehran stood at 84.6 million liters and 45.8 million liters respectively showing no change in gasoline consumption when compared to a week earlier.

On the other side, NIOPDC statistics showed the country consumed 372 million liters of fuel oil during the fourth week of winter down 69.3 million liters (15.9 percent) against a week earlier.

Kerosene consumption followed a similar pattern reaching 128.3 million liters down nine million liters (7 percent) week on week.

Earlier, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), Alireza Zaighami said, that Iran's gas oil production capacity has hit a new record of 91 million liters per day during the first 9 months of the current Iranian calendar year 1389, starting March 21, 2011.