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Iran's gasoline consumption reduces

Oil&Gas Materials 23 July 2011 21:37

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 23 /Trend/

Iran 's daily gasoline consumption reduced by 17 million liters per day due to development of CNG stations in the country, Mehr News Agency quoted the Manager of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC)'s Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Program Shahram Assadpour as saying.

"Currently more than 17 million cubic meters CNG is launchedin the country and gasoline consumption reduced by an average of 17 million liters per day," he said.

By implementation of CNG development plan, 95 percent of stations were constructed in the country from the beginning of Fourth Development Plan (2005-2010) until now, he added.

More than 2.5 million dual-fuel vehicles are at the country's transport system to reduce gasoline consumption.

Iran's gasoline consumption before cutting subsidies was 70 million liters per day.

Iran cut a part of subsides for commodities and energy products in December 2010.

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