Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) supplied the country's power plants with 226 million cubic meters over the past 24 hours, said Mojtaba Sheikh Bahaei, an official with the NIGC.
Last year, 220 million cubic meters of gas had been delivered to the power plants in the same period of time, Iran's Shana news agency quoted Sheikh Bahaei as saying July 29.
Meanwhile, household, commercial, and industrial units consumed some 130 mcm of gas in the mentioned time, compared with 125.9 mcm last year, he added.
Over the past 24 hours, 88.4 mcm of gas was supplied to major industries, he noted.
The country increased gas supply to power plants by 33.6 percent to about 49 billion cubic meters per annum (bcm/a) and decreased fuel oil and gasoline consumption by 32.6 percent to 28.1 million liters per day and 24.2 percent to 25.3 million liters per day in last fiscal year.
Iran is to increase natural gas delivery to power plants to 57 bcm in the current year.
Iran reportedly increased gas production capacity by 100 mcm/d last year and wants to increase the volume in same pace during the current year. However, Iran needs 70 bcm/a of gas delivery to thermal power plants to stop burning liquid fuels in this sector completely.
Edited by CN