Iran’s weekly liquid fuel consumption surpasses 1b liters

Business Materials 8 September 2014 17:19 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 8

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iran's liquid fuel consumption (including gas oil and fuel oil) stood at 1.084 billion liters within one week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5), some 60 million liters more compared to preceding week.

About 755 million liters of gas oil and 329 million liters of fuel oil were consumed in the country in the mentioned week, Iran's SHANA News Agency reported on July 27.

Iran's gas oil consumption in the mentioned period increased by 51.2 million liters compared to the previous week, meanwhile the fuel oil consumption raised by 8.9 million liters.

Sept. 1 with 141 million liters, and Sept. 5 with 75.5 million liters respectively recorded the highest and lowest rate of gas oil consumption during the mentioned week.

The highest fuel oil consumption registered on Sept. 3 (57.8 million liters), meanwhile the country witnessed the lowest fuel oil consumption on Sept. 2 (43 million liters).

Iranian oil ministry seeks to decrease liquid fuel consumption in the country by boosting gas consumption, particularly in power plants. Iran aimed to boost gas supply to power plants to 1,483 billion cubic feet this year to reduce gas oil and fuel oil burning in this sector.

Over 83 percent of total electricity output in Iran is generated in thermal power plants, fueled by diesel oil, fuel oil and natural gas.

Fuelling Iran's power plants by natural gas increased by 40 percent from March 21 to July 22, compared to the same period of preceding year.

The country used 1,271 billion cubic feet of gas, as well as 28 billion liters of gas oil and fuel oil for power generation during last fiscal year, ended on March 2014.

Iran's total liquid fuel output (including gasoline, diesel oil, fuel oil and kerosene) is a little more than 265 million liters per day.