Gas consumption falls in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 28 / Trend , E.Ismayilov/
Daily gas consumption in Baku averagely makes up 3.4 million cubic meters compared to 4.2 million in early July, the PU Bakgaz (distribution and sale of gas in Baku) said on July 28.
"Presently, daily gas consumption is averagely 3.4 million cubic meters per day," the source said.
Gas consumption gradually decreased in spring and reached the current volumes at the moment. Cut on gas consumption in Baku is connected with a summer season.
In January-June 2009, the Bakgas joint venture (gas distributor and seller in Baku) transferred over 1.5 billion cubic metre of gas to the gas system of Baku.
In June, over 114 million cubic metre of gas was transferred to the gas system of Baku, compared to 141 million cubic metre in May. Roughly 226 million cubic meters of gas was transferred to the gas system of Baku in April.
Baku's system was supplied with 2.45 billion cubic meters of gas by PU in 2008.
PU refused from season gas supply (summer and winter seasons) in Baku's gas system in 2008. Volume of supplied gas is determined by consumers' demand. Introduction of season regime was connected with lack of gas meters among most part of population. As a result population used gas irrationally. Presently, 100 percent of users of Baku's system were provided with gas meters, a source said. PU passed to summer regime of work from mid. of April in previous years. This regime of work envisages reduction of gas supply for users compared to winter period. Transfer to winter period was conducted from November 15. Daily gas supply hits 3-4 million cubic meters in summer but 10-13 million cubic meters in winter.
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