Pipelines carry some 30 percent of fuel to Iranian power plants
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 14
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Some 30 percent of fuel transfer to Iranian power plants was carried out through pipelines in the past Iranian calendar year.
Abbasali Jafari, Managing Director of Iranian Oil Pipelines and Telecommunications Company, said some 121 billion liters of oil products (kerosene, gas oil, gasoline, and mazut were transferred last year to different destinations, including power plants, Iran's Shana news agency reported on May 14.
Over 350 million liters of crude oil and byproducts are transferred per day through the pipeline network in Iran.
The share of gas in fueling Iran's power plants is getting lower year-to-year, while expensive and polluting liquid fuels consumption rate in this sector dramatically increases.
National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) announced on April 16 that during last fiscal year - which covers a period from March 20, 2013 to March, 20, 2014- supplying gas to power plants decreased by 8 percent, while the consumption of liquid fuels in this sector increased to 27 billion liter, indicate 19 percent increase comparing to the previous year.
Iranian Fars News Agency quoted the Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian on April 10 as saying that 44 percent of burnt fuel in power plants was liquid fuels, including oil-gas and fuel oil during the last Iranian fiscal year.