Iran launches its biggest CNG station
Azerbaijan , Baku, March 16 / Trend, A.Yusifzade /
Iran has launched the biggest compressed natural gas (CNG) station worth $2.4 million in Tehran province with simultaneously refueling capacity of 32 vehicles and the capacity of fueling 8,000 automobiles round the clock, Shana reported.
By launching new 22 CNG stations, total number of Iranian CNG stations will reach 1,640 shortly.
The CNG distribution capacity will increase to more than 1.660 million cubic meters per hour.
Currently 1,618 CNG Stations are operating in Iran, but the number is slated to increase to 2,188 over the next Iranian year, 1390, (starting March 21, 2011).
Earlier, National Iranian Oil products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) managing director Farid Ameri said that Iran will soon rank first worldwide for number of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations and CNG consumption at the end of the Fifth Five-Year Development Plan in 2016.
NIOPDC data imply that building 1.191 CNG stations over the last five years have reduced gasoline imports by six billion liters.