Tehran province's gasoline consumption hits 13.9 mpd
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 24
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Some 97.3 million liters of gasoline were consumed in Tehran province in the week to November 21.
The figure is 900,000 liters more than its preceding week, Iran's SHANA News Agency reported on Nov. 24.
The province's average consumption stood at 13.9 million liters in the mentioned week, some 130,000 liters more than its preceding week. November 20 with 15 million liters and November 21 with 12.9 million liters registered the highest and lowest rate of consumption in the mentioned week.
Iran's average gasoline consumption was around 68.3 million liters per day in the 8th Iranian calendar month (ended November 21).
Totally some 2.049 billion liters of gasoline were consumed in Iran in the mentioned month, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Nov. 23.
The figure was 2.106 billion liters in the preceding month.
Iran's total gasoline consumption in the first two months of autumn (4.155 billion liters) is 51 million liters more than same period of the previous year.
The Former Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mostafa Kashkouli had previously estimated that Iran's gasoline consumption will reach 74 million liters per day in the current year.
The country's gasoline output is currently around 60 million liters, so it needs to import the rest.
Shahrokh Khosravani, deputy director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), said on June 9 that Iran will be able to export 20 million liters of gasoline per day as of next year.
"Once the Persian Gulf Star refinery's gasoline production unit comes on stream, the country's total production capacity will reach 96 million liters per day," Khosravani said.
"Then Iran will be able to export the surplus gasoline which is around 20 million liters per day," he noted.
He went on to note that the first phase of the Persian Gulf Star refinery (with the capacity to produce 12 million liters of gasoline per day) will come on stream by the end of the next Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2016).