Tehran, Iran, December 1
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
The amount of gas consumed by domestic, trade, small as well as big industrial, and power production units in Iran in the 24 hours of November 29 hit 590 million cubic meters.
According to the National Iranian Gas Company spokesman Majid Boujarzadeh, the amount of gas that had been consumed the same day last year had been registered at 550 million cubic meters, Shana news agency reported December 1.
The official said that domestic, trade, and small industrial units in the meantime consumed 361 million cubic meters of gas, whereas the number had been 385 million for the same day last year.
Also, during the 24 hours of November 29, over 132 million cubic meters of gas was delivered to power plants across the country, he said, adding that the number had been 93 million cubic meters for the same day last year.
Big industrial units, in the meantime, received some 97 million cubic meters of gas.
As the owner of the biggest gas reserves in the world, Iran has started to replace gas as a cheap, easy to acquire fuel for many other kinds of fuel.
Most of the country's gas output is consumed domestically, while most of liquid fuels that used to be consumed at industrial units and power plants are now available for export.
According to an August report, during the first 160 days of the current Iranian fiscal year (which started on March 21), 119.4 million liters of liquid fuels (gas oil, kerosene, liquefied gas, and mazut) were burnt, showing a big decline from 147 million liters registered for the same period of the previous year.