Iran’s daily gasoline consumption falls by 4.7 million liters

Oil&Gas Materials 9 September 2013 19:55 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep. 9 / Trend, R. Zamanov

Iran's average gasoline consumption stood at 74.5 million liters per day in the week to September 6, some 4.7 million liters less than previous week's 80.2 million liters, the IRNA News Agency reported.

August 31, with 81.4 million liters, and September 6 with 67 million liters respectively recorded the highest and lowest rate of gasoline consumption in mentioned week.

The average gasoline consumption in Iran's Capital, Tehran, also stood at 84.7 million liters per day in the mentioned week.

Iran's gasoline consumption in the fifth calendar month of the current year (July 22 - August 21) stood at 2.128 billion liters.

The country's average gasoline consumption was 68.648 million liters in the mentioned month, a little less than its preceding month's figure of 68.865 million liters, the Tasnim News Agency reported.

August 8, with 84 million liters, and August 2 with 51.7 million liters recorded the highest and lowest rates of gasoline consumption in the month.

Iran's average gasoline consumption stood at around 71.6 million liters per day in the previous Iranian calendar year, the ISNA News Agency reported.

It is while according to the Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zeyqami Iran's average gasoline consumption stands at around 63.5 million liters per day.

Kashkouli had also said last month that not implementing the second phase of subsidy reform plan would raise Iran's gasoline consumption to 70 million liters per day, which is 8 per cent more than the current figure.

Implementing the second phase of reform plan would also prevent the country's gas oil consumption to rise by 7 million liters per day, the IRNA News Agency quoted Kashkouli as saying.

Zeyqami said last month that the country will stop producing gasoline in petrochemical complexes by the end of summer.

Once the gasoline production units of Lavan, Abadan, and Tabriz refineries come on stream, the country's gasoline production capacity would surpass Iran's consumption rate so we can stop production gasoline in the petrochemical complexes, the ISNA News Agency quoted him as saying.

Zeyqami went on to note that Iran's production capacity currently stands at 61 million tons per day.

Currently 22 million litters of gasoline conforming to euro 4 and euro 5 standards is being produced in the country, he said.

Zeyqami expressed hope that Tehran's total gasoline production capacity would reach 70 million liters per day by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014).