Iran to resume gasoline imports
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.10/ Trend R.Zamanov
Iran needs to import gasoline to meet its domestic demand, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Tuesday
"Iran's gasoline production capacity will rise by up to seven million litres by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014) but even then the country's gasoline output would not meet domestic demand," the ISNA News Agency quoted Zanganeh as saying.
"Iran has some gasoline in storage," he added.
Zanganeh went on to note that the government is not going to increase the price of gasoline in the current calendar year.
Iran's average gasoline consumption stood at 74.5 million litres per day in the week to September 6, some 4.7 million litres less than the previous week's 80.2 million litres, the IRNA News Agency reported.
August 31 with 81.4 million litres, and September 6 with 67 million litres respectively recorded the highest and lowest rate of gasoline consumption in mentioned week.
The average gasoline consumption in Iran's Capital, Tehran, also stood at 84.7 million litres per day in the mentioned week.
Iran's gasoline consumption in the fifth calendar month of the current year (July 22 - August 21) stood at 2.128 billion litres.
The country's average gasoline consumption was 68.648 million litres in the same month, a little less than its preceding month's figure of 68.865 million litres, the Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran's average gasoline consumption stood at around 71.6 million litres per day in the previous Iranian calendar year, the ISNA News Agency reported.
It is while according to the Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zeyqami Iran's average gasoline consumption stands at around 63.5 million litres per day.