Daily gas consumption in Iran hits 577 mcm
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Some 577 million cubic meters of gas was consumed in Iran on Feb. 20.
Majid Boujarzadeh, spokesman of the National Iranian Gas Company, said 390 million cubic meters of gas was consumed by the household sector, Iran's Shana news agency reported on Feb. 21.
Some 93 million cubic meters of gas and 94 million cubic meters of gas were consumed by power plants and industrial units respectively, he added.
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).