Iran world's first in CNG vehicles usage
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 7
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
The head of the union of Iranian CNG station owners, Ardeshir Dadras, said on July 7 that the country currently ranks first in the world in having most of the cars run on CNG.
"Some 90 percent of the major cities' taxis, as well as 60 percent of the vehicles used in public transportation sector are currently using CNG," he explained, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.
"Currently there are 2,200 CNG stations across the country," he said.
According to Dadras, there are totally 17 million cars and 9 million motorcycles in Iran.
"With 17 million cars, Iran totally has 5,000 gas stations, while neighboring Turkey with 9 million cars has 12,800 gas stations," he explained.
Iran's oil ministry announced on May 14 that it plans to construct 1,000 new CNG stations across the country.
Once the stations come on stream, Iran's gasoline consumption would be cut by over 20 million liters, Iran's IRIB News Agency reported on May 14.
Managing director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), Abbas Kazemi, said on June 24 that Iran's CNG consumption rate will also reach 30 million liters per day by March 20, 2016.
"Iran's current CNG consumption rate stands at 21 million liters per day.