Iran's energy sector in 2015

By Dalga Khatinoglu

Iran's primary energy consumption reached 4.428 million barrels of oil equivalent per day during the last fiscal year (ended on March 20, 2015).

There is not any accurate figure about the current fiscal year, but the details of energy consumption indicates a slight increase, compared to the previous year.

The latest National Iranian Oil, Refinery and Distribution Company's (NIORDC) report indicates a 4.7-percent increase in the country's energy consumption year-to-year.

The report says the country consumed 84 billion liters of liquid fuels with worth $48 billion as well as 172.3 billion cubic meters of gas.

Liquid fuel consumption

2014/2015

(Million Liters/day)

Y/Y change (%)

Gasoline

69.591

1.7%

Kerosene

10.059

-15.5%

Diesel

100.158

-5%

Mazut

36.69

-27.7%

Natural gas

472 mcm/d

12%

Gasoline

Iran produced about 59.6 million liters of gasoline per day, while the consumption level was 69.6 million liters during last fiscal year.

Coming to the current year, Iran consumed 71 million liters per day of gasoline, of which 12 percent (8.8 million liters per day) was imported during 10 months of current fiscal year.

in 2006, Iran's gasoline consumption experienced decline, after steady increase during last years. The reason was soaring CNG production in the country, which replaced gasoline in more than 3 million bi-fuel vehicles.

During last year, Iran produced 19.1 mcm/d of CNG, remained almost unchanged to 2012. As the statistics indicate, gasoline consumption growth re-started steady rising after CNG production growth stopped in 2012.

Natural Gas

During last fiscal year(FY), Iran's natural gas consumption also increased by 12 percent year-to-year and reached 472 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d), of which 29 percent was consumed by power plants, 19 percent by industrial sectors and 52 percent in housing sector (including non-major industrial sectors).

Coming to current year, the country's net gas export remained unchanged and the refined gas production level reached 145 bcm in 10 months of FY, about 6 percent more than the same period in last year. Therefore, the country used 8.7 bcm more gas during this period.

Iran's gas refining capacity is above 550 mcm/d, while the country uses more refining capacity in winter than summer due to soaring consumption level volume in cold seasons.

It's expected Iran's refined gas production capacity to stand about 175-180 bcm during current FY, far less than the projected growth (30 bcm).

Recently, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that only $1.7 billion investment was put in South Pars during current year, 5 times less than the planned figure.

Other energy carriers

The country's diesel production also was 96 million liters per day in last FY, about 4 million letters less than consumption level.

However, Iran had above 31.3 million liters of extra fuel oil (mazut) for export or bunkering per day last year.

While 27 percent of Iranian refineries' output is mazut, the country has a plan to decrease fuel oil production by 2 percent annually to curb the production entirely in the coming years.

Shahabeddin Mataji, director for planning at the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) told Shana on Jan.7 that Iran produces 68 million liters per day of fuel oil, of which 37.5 million liters was consumed domestically.

The country also produced 10 million liters per day of kerosene,15 percent less than the previous year. The country's kerosene production level decreased by 2.14 times during last ten year.

Iran's LPG production also surpassed the consumption level for the first time in history. Iran is liquefied butane and propane exporter, but coming to liquefied petroleum gas, the country produced 5,656 tons per day during last FY, about 34 tons more than the consumption level.

Iran's total primary energy consumption experienced a huge increase during the last several decades, especially after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

According to National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company (NIORDC) statistics, the primary energy consumption was around 500 million barrels of oil equivalent (OE), but the figure increased to 2.7 billion barrels of OE in 2000 and jumped to 4 billion barrels of OE in 2009.

* Energy intensity (Barrel per 1 million rials)

* Energy productivity (1000 rials per barrel)

The share of gas in the total primary energy consumption reached 69 percent by March 21, 2015, while this figure was 50 percent in 2000 and 15 percent in 1980.

With regards to liquid fuels, Iran refined 1.802 million barrels per day (mb/d)of crude oil during last fiscal year, about 57,000 barrels per day less that the previous year.

Dalga Khatinoglu is an expert on Iran's energy sector and head of Trend Agency'sIran news service

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Turkey reveals cargo traffic via its ports from Portugal for 8M2021
Turkey reveals cargo traffic via its ports from Portugal for 8M2021
Turkey shares data on maritime cargo shipment with Russia for 8M2021
Turkey shares data on maritime cargo shipment with Russia for 8M2021
Turkey announces data on cargo traffic with Italy for 8M2021
Turkey announces data on cargo traffic with Italy for 8M2021
Loading Bars
Latest
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry makes Twitter post in connection with anniversary of liberation from occupation of Zangilan (PHOTO)
Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev addresses the nation due to liberation of Zangilan on October 20, 2020 (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Chronicles of Victory: October 20, 2020
U.S. workers face layoffs as U.S COVID-19 vaccine mandates kick in
21 passengers escape plane safely after crash in Texas, officials say
Facebook to pay up to $14.25 mln to settle U.S. employment discrimination claims
Azerbaijan discloses names of returned Armenian servicemen
Uzbekistan exports $625 million worth of fruits and vegetables in 9 months
UK records highest daily COVID death toll since early March
Ukrainian Bees Airline plans to launch Odessa-Tbilisi-Odessa flights starting October 22
Iranian official dismisses 'tensions' at Astara customs, says activity with Azerbaijan soars
Turkmenistan starts rice harvest in Dashoguz region
Azerbaijan supports all int’l efforts to ensure transparency in extractive industries – minister
Refining activity of Iran's Fajr Jam Gas Refining Company soars
Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Corporation sets new record
Azerbaijan's defense minister visits newly established commando military unit (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Iran’s PMO declares data on load/unload operations in Jask Port
Iran intends to increase exports through Astara
Turkey reveals cargo traffic via its ports from Portugal for 8M2021
Exports of Iran to Kyrgyzstan booming
President Ilham Aliyev receives Croatia's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs (VIDEO)
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on October 20
President Ilham Aliyev expresses condolences to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price rebounds
Azerbaijan transfers captured Armenian servicemen back to Armenia
Uzbekistan plans to exempt import and sale of meat products from VAT
Turkey shares data on maritime cargo shipment with Russia for 8M2021
Azerbaijan shares data on oil transported via BTC pipeline in 9M2021
USAID to provide additional funds for Kazakhstan to fight COVID-19
Turkey announces data on cargo traffic with Italy for 8M2021
Kazakhstan imposes export restrictions for some timber types
Azerbaijan names locations of future national parks in liberated territories
Azerbaijan demands certain steps from Armenia at UN International Court of Justice
Iran’s 9M2021 Turkish cement imports up
Iran to host meeting on economic co-op with Turkmenistan
Georgian foreign trade turnover increases
Iran increases petrochemicals production
Kazakhstan sees increase in number of open trading accounts
​Iran allocates more funds for oil and gas projects in Ilam Province
Turkey unveils data on cargo traffic via its ports from Spain
Georgia's domestic export up in 9M2021
Value of Turkish cement exports to Georgia for 8M2021 down
Turkey shares data on cargo traffic with Greece for 8M2021
Turkey reveals cargo volume handled from Egypt in 8M2021
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 2,102 more COVID-19 cases, 863 recoveries
Cargo traffic on Azerbaijan's section of TRACECA for 8M2021 revealed
IMF lowers breakeven oil price level for Azerbaijan
Saudi index hits 15-year peak as most Gulf bourses gain
Israel's Bank Mizrahi Tefahot to issue $1.1 bln of CPI-linked bonds
Iran seeks to complete semi-finished project related to Lake Urmia's revitalization
Iran imports trucks to renovate transportation fleet
IMF revises up forecasts for Azerbaijan’s non-oil GDP growth
Iran`s domestic appliances production increases
IMF reveals forecast for Azerbaijan’s annual inflation
Iran's imports from neighboring countries up
Turkey discloses volume of cargo shipment via its ports from Singapore for 8M2021
Hungarian companies to attend Rebuild Karabakh EXPO
Azerbaijan raises gas exports via BTE pipeline
IMF predicts growth for Azerbaijan's GDP
Azerbaijani ministry denies rumors about full transition of schools to online lessons
Slovakia interested in deepening relations with Azerbaijan - FM
Turkey reveals cargo traffic with Morocco for 8M2021
Data on cargo shipping between Turkey and Algeria for 8M2021 revealed
Turkey shares data on cargo traffic with Israel for 8M2021
TAP partially stems increase in gas prices – managing director
Iran to sell oil through private sector
Iran started exploration of mining sites in South Khorasan Province
Minister talks preferential loans issued in Azerbaijan since early 2021
Bakcell will be ready to implement eSIM project in Azerbaijan
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 19
Iran's steel production increases
Iran eyes to boost domestic production in mining, industrial and commercial sectors
AccessBank eyes increasing loan portfolio mainly in segment of micro, agricultural entrepreneurs - Acting Chairman of Board (Interview)
National bank of Georgia shares data on payment cards issuance
Average mobile internet download speed continues to grow in Azerbaijan - Ookla
Galt & Taggart publishes overview of Georgia's economic growth
USAID selecting Turkmen business projects for co-financing
Eni Turkmenistan Ltd opens tender for supply of wellhead equipment
Azerbaijan exported most of its oil to Italy in 9M2021 - State Customs Committee
Iran ready to attract investment in renewable energy sector - minister
Azerbaijan - supporter of normalization of relations with Armenia, says FM
Azerbaijan, Slovakia eye signing agreement on economic co-op
Slovakia to supply Azerbaijan with de-mining machines in near future
Azerbaijan denies rumors about impeding exports from Iran to Russia
Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Agency releases car quality report
Iran to complete railway transit corridors - RAI
Baku Expo Center to soon open 'Rebuild Karabakh' exhibition
Joint press conference of Azerbaijani and Slovak FMs held in Baku (PHOTO/VIDEO)
VTB Bank in Georgia to back up creation of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Center
Uzbekistan to produce its first electric cars
Turkey's steel export to Uzbekistan surges in value for 9M2021
Turkey shares data for cargo traffic via domestic ports from Ukraine in 8M2021
Azerbaijani, Slovak FMs holding expanded meeting (PHOTO)
Turkmen state concern to buy chemical products via tender
Azerbaijan’s 'Kalbajar' tanker leaves for first voyage
Renewables’ share in global energy supply to increase to over 25%
Georgia shares data on COVID-19 cases for October 19
Iran discloses volume of exports from Parvizkhan border terminal
PwC announces new strategy: The New Equation
All news