Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.10/ Trend G.Mehdi/
Some 5.8 billion liters of fuel has been stored at Iranian power plants as the cold season hits the country, IRNA quoted Jalil Salari the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company as saying on Saturday.
Currently, over 90 percent of the power plants' fuel storage capacity is full, Salari added.
Iran plans to establish new facilities to boost the storage capacity of oil products by 1.5 billion liters in the current year, which ends on March 20, 2013, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company said in August.
"Last year, some 45 billion liters of oil products were exported and six billion liters more fuel was transferred to national power plants compared to its preceding year," Jalil Salari told the Shana News Agency.
The oil products storage capacity of the country is still around 12 billion liters, and the figure is projected to reach 16 billion liters by 2015, according to Shana.
Iran's gasoline and gas oil production capacities are currently around 50 million liters and 100 million liters per day respectively.
Iran is now exporting gasoline and diesel fuel to neighboring countries, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company has said.
NIORDC Managing Director Alireza Zeighami said that Iraq, Armenia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are now importing or have called for the importation of gasoline and diesel fuel from Iran.