Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Iran currently distributes some 7.5-8 million liters of gasoline conforming to Euro-4 standards in the capital Tehran and nearby Karaj city, Iran's deputy oil minister, Abbas Kazemi, said on Feb 21, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported.
"As of next year (March 21) all the gas stations in Tehran will provide Euro-4 standard gasoline," Kazemi said.
The managing director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), Mostafa Kashkouli, said on Jan. 10 that the country's gasoline consumption has faced a 7.6-per cent increase compared to the previous year, the ISNA News Agency reported.
"Iran's average gasoline consumption currently stands at 68 million liters per day," he said.
"We are currently storing enough gasoline to meet the country's demands in the New Year holidays and next summer," Kashkouli explained.
Over 6.534 billion liters of gasoline was consumed in Iran during the summer this year.
The figure is 500 million liters more than the same period of time in the 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 now stands at around 63.5 million liters per day.
Edited by C.N.