Iran decreases energy reserves for power plants
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 / Trend A. Yusifzade /
Gas oil reserves designed for power plants has hit about 87 percent of the required figure in Iran. This is a one percent less than during the same period last year, Mojnews agency reported this week.
The total amount of black oil reserves has hit 76 percent of the required figure. Black oil is used for electricity generation at 16 power plants in Iran.
Earlier, Deputy Chief of Coordination and Production at the Iranian Tavanir National Energy Company Abdulrasul Pishakheng said three types of fuel - gas, diesel and heating oil - are currently used at the country's power plants for electricity generation.
Iran's gas consumption at power plants over the summer reached 210 million cubic meters per day. The figure rests at an average of 150 million cubic meters of gas per day in winter. Power consumption increases over the summer in Iran due to high temperatures.
"We hope that the interaction of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company and the National Gas Company will fully provide Iran's power plants with the necessary amount of fuel during the cold period," Pishakheng said.
According to the company official, providing Iran's power plants with the necessary amount of fuel is an important issue, as 94 percent of the electricity in the country has been generated at thermal power plants so far this year.