Iran’s weekly gasoline consumption hits 511.9 million liters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.11
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Some 511.9 million liters of gasoline were consumed in Iran in the week to Aug. 8, showing a 27.5 million liters decline compared to the preceding week.
The country's average gasoline consumption was around 73 million liters per day in the mentioned week, Iran's SHANA News Agency reported on Aug. 11.
Aug. 7 with 78.9 million liters, and Aug. 8 with 67.3 million liters respectively recorded the highest and lowest rate of gasoline consumption in the week.
Shahrokh Khosravani, deputy director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), said June 9that Iran will be able to export 20 million liters of gasoline per day as of next year.
"Currently the country produces 60 million liters of gasoline per day," he said,Iran's Mehr News Agency reported.
"Iran's gasoline consumption currently is around 70 million liters per day, so we need to import 10 million liters of gasoline each day," he explained.
"But once the Persian Gulf Star refinery's gasoline production unit comes on stream, the country's total production capacity will reach 96 million liters per day," Khosravani said.
"Then Iran will be able to export the surplus gasoline which is around 20 million liters per day," he noted.
He went on to note that the first phase of the Persian Gulf Star refinery (with the capacity to produce 12 million liters of gasoline per day) will come on stream by the end of the next Iranian fiscal year (March 20, 2016).
Edited by CN