Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Over 60 billion liters of oil products have been distributed in Iran from the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21, the Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mostafa Kashkouli said on November 22.
"Gasoline accounted for 16.7 billion liters of the mentioned amount," the IRNA News Agency quoted Kashkouli as saying.
"The country's gasoline consumption shows 1.3 billion liters increase compared to the same period of time previous year," he added.
"Gas oil and kerosene also accounted for 24 billion and 12.5 billion liters respectively," he said.
Kashkouli went on to note that Iran's power plants consumed over 16.7 billion liters of gas oil in the mentioned eight-month period, which is 2.3 billion liters more than previous year.
Over 6.534 billion liters of gasoline was consumed in Iran during the summer.
The figure is 500 million liters more than the same period of time previous year, the IRNA News Agency reported.
Iran's average gasoline consumption stood at 68.5 and 68.2 million liters per day in the first and second months of summer, respectively.
The figure reached 74 million liters in the third month of summer.
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.
According to the Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zeyqami, Iran's average gasoline consumption stands at around 63.5 million liters per day.