Daily gas consumption in Iran hits 602mcm
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Daily gas consumption in Iran hit 602 million cubic meters on Jan. 18.
Majid Boujarzadeh, Spokesman of National Iranian Gas Company, said the household, the industrial, and the power plant sectors consumed 413 mcm of gas, 75 mcm of gas, and 114 mcm of gas, respectively, Iran's Shana news agency reported on Jan. 18.
Last winter, during some weeks, Iran's housing gas consumption reached about 500 mcm per day, which led to cutting gas delivery to power plants, petrochemical units, gas injection to old oil fields and industrial sector, due to gas shortage.
In addition to cutting gas supplies to power plants, which led to burning $30 billion of liquid fuels, the Iranian government had to decrease gas delivery to petrochemical plants from 35 mcm per day in summer to 15 mcm per day in winter. This caused a drop in the petrochemical production by 7.5 million tons during the last fiscal year (starts on March 21).