Iran’s daily gasoline consumption hits 77 million liters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 13
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Daily gasoline consumption in Iran has increased to 76.63 million liters in the week ended on Sept. 11, the oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported.
The weekly consumption amounted to 536.4 million liters, showing six million liters increase week on week.
Sept. 10 (Thursday) with 83 million liters, and Sept. 11 (Friday) with 70.2 million liters respectively recorded the highest and lowest rate of gasoline consumption in the mentioned week.
According to the report, 19 million liters of the consumed gasoline was premium in the 7-day period.
The country's gasoline output is currently around 64 million liters, so it needs to import the rest. The Islamic Republic currently only imports Euro-4 gasoline.
Tehran is currently importing 6.5 million liters of gasoline on average per day.
Gasoline consumption amounted to 71.4 million liters on average per day in spring, compared to 69.4 million liters in spring 2014.
Iran used to import 40 percent of its needed gasoline by 2009. But the international sanctions forced it to produce gasoline domestically by adding lead or some poisonous chemical catalysts to the product.
The administration of President Hassan Rouhani ordered to stop the distribution of substandard gasoline.
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