Iran ups oil demand
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend, A. Badalova /
Oil demand in Iran in 2010 amounted to 1.799 million barrels per day, which is one percent more than in 2009, BP's World Energy 2011report says.
In 2009, according to BP, oil demand in Iran amounted to 1.787 million barrels per day, while in 2000 - 1.304 million barrels per day.
Oil production in the country in 2010, according to BP, increased by 0.9 percent and amounted to 4.245 million barrels per day compared to 4.199 million barrels per day in 2009 and 3.855 million barrels per day in 2000.
According to BP, the proven oil reserves in Iran amounted to 137 billion barrels (9.9 percent of the world's proven oil reserves) as of early 2011, which is similar to estimates as of early 2010. As of early 2001, proven oil reserves in the country amounted to 99.5 billion barrels.
Iran ranks third after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela for its proven oil reserves.