Iran’s weekly liquid fuel consumption hits 860m liters

Oil&Gas Materials 27 July 2014 16:25 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 27
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Iran's liquid fuel consumption stood at 860 million liters in the week to July 25, a 217 million liters decline compared to its preceding week.

Some 636.9 million liters of gas oil and 223.6 million liters of mazut were consumed in the country in the mentioned week, Iran's IRIB News Agency reported on July 27.

Iran's gas oil consumption in the mentioned period decreased by 178.3 million liters per day compared to the previous week, and the country's mazut consumption decreased by 3.85 million liters.

The Iranian oil ministry seeks to decrease liquid fuel consumption in the country by boosting gas consumption.

Iran's total liquid fuel output (including gasoline, diesel oil, mazut, and kerosene) is a little more than 265 million liters per day.

Iran's Mehr News Agency reported on July 13 that the stored liquid gas of Iranian power plants is nearly finished.

If the oil ministry fails to provide enough gas to the power plants, then numerous blackouts would be expected across the country in summer.

According to the oil ministry, Iran's power plants averagely consumed 77 million liters of liquid fuel in the previous year.

The government limits transferring gas to power plants in winter, and instead delivers liquid fuel to the plants. But in summer the ministry has enough gas to meet the power plants' demands.

Iran has 75 power plants with the liquid gas reserves enough for 45 days. The power plants have the capacity to receive over 200 million cubic meters of gas per day, but due to gas shortage the country meets around 40 percent of the power plants' needs with liquid fuel.