Supplying gas to Sistan-Baluchestan power plants saves Iran $1.5 billion annually
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.10
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran will save $1.5 billion annually through supplying gas to power plants the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
National Iranian Gas Company official Hassan Montazer Torbati said some 2 billion liters of fuel is consumed per year by the province's power plants, which is valued at $1.5 billion, Iran's Shana news agency reported on August 10.
Supplying gas to the province will cost $1.5-$2 billion, he added.
Iran's power plants consumed 5.2 billion liters of fuel (gas oil and mazut) in the first 135 days of the current Iranian year, which began on March 21.
Fuel consumption decreased by 3 billion liters compared to the same period in the previous year, Iran's Shana news agency reported on August 5.
The decline in fuel consumption has been due to a rise in gas supply to the power plants.
Some 161 million cubic meters of gas has been supplied to the power plants on average during the mentioned period of time, showing 35 percent rise year on year.
In the previous fiscal year, Iran delivered around 36 billion cubic meters of gas to its power plants and consumed around 27 billion liters of mazut and gas oil to generate electricity.
But the officials announced that they will increase gas delivery to power plants up to 42 billion cubic meters in the current year.
According to the oil ministry, Iran's power plants averagely consumed 77 million liters of liquid fuel in the previous year.