Iran’s gas-to-power supply grows after negative dynamics

Oil&Gas Materials 18 July 2016 13:20 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18

By Dalga Khatinoglu – Trend:

Iran’s gas supply to power plants has experienced growth, year-to-year, after 111 days of negative dynamics since the beginning of current fiscal year on March 21.

According to the latest weekly statistics of Energy Ministry, Iran supplied 19.935 billion cubic meters of gas to power plants during a period from March 21 to July 9, about 0.1 percent more than the same period of last fiscal year.

The report, published on the ministry’s website July 18, says 406 million liters of gas oil (-32.4 percent year-to-year), as well as 738 million liters of fuel oil (-47.7 percent year-to-year) were delivered to power plants during the mentioned period.

In total, 88.459 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity was generated in 111 days, of which 1.765 billion kWh was exported (-39 percent year-to-year).

Iran also increased electricity import by 6 percent to 1.470 billion kWh during the mentioned period year-to-year, the report says.

The country’s power generation capacity increased by 1,091 megawatts (MW) in 111 days of current fiscal year to 75,186 MW.

Iran has planned to add 2,305 MW to the current power generation level by March 21, 2017, the report says.