Iranian household’s daily gas consumption hits 220 mcm

Business Materials 21 October 2014 18:54 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 21
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iranian household's total gas consumption has increased to 220 million cubic meters per day as temperature drops in several cities across the country.

Majid Boujarzadeh, the spokesman of National Iranian Gas Company, said that the figure is ]30 million cubic meters more than five days ago, Iran's Fars News Agency reported on October 21.

"We currently deliver 110 million cubic meters of gas to power plants," he said.

Boujarzadeh further called on Iranians to reduce their gas consumption.

Iran faced sever gas shortage in previous winter, which forced the government to cut gas supply to power plants, petrochemical complexes, and other industrial units in several cases.

Gas shortage forced Iran to burn 28 billion liters of diesel oil and mazut in power plants last year. According to National Iranian Gas Company's official statistics, Iran delivered 36 billion cubic meters of gas (some 100 million cubic meters per day) to power plants last year. The figure is projected to reach to 42 billion cubic meters in the current year.

The oil ministry is seeking to decrease liquid fuel consumption in the country by boosting gas consumption.

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh previously said that by increasing Iran's total gas output especially from joint fields, the country's liquid fuel consumption in the industrial units and power plants will be reduced.

Mehr News Agency on July 29 quoted NIGC's managing director, Hamidreza Araqi, as saying that Iranian power plant's gas consumption in the first four months of the current year increased by 40 percent compared to previous year.

The managing director of Tehran Regional Electric Company, Seyed Zaman Hosseini, said on Oct. 15 that Iranian power plant's stored liquid fuel is now enough for 20 days.

"The standard figure is 45 days," he said, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported.

"Most likely the power plants will not face any gas shortage in winter," he said.

Iran delivered 10 billion liters of liquid fuel to its power plants in the first half of the current calendar year (March 21 - September 22)

The figures shows over 3 billion liters reduction compared to same period previous year, Iran's SHANA News Agency reported on October 6.

Diesel oil and mazut respectively accounted for 5.245 million liters and 7.712 million liters of the mentioned figure.

In the first six months of current year averagely some 53.8 million liters of liquid fuel was consumed in Iranian power plants. Mazut accounted for 28 million liters of the mentioned figure.

Edited by CN