Iranian households’ daily gas consumption to reach 350 mcm
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 2
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian households' gas consumption is expected to reach 350 million cubic meters per day by Nov. 5.
Houshang Taheri, an official with the National Iranian Gas Company, said that if the temperatures continues to fall, the households' consumption is expected to rise up to 350 million cubic meters per day, Iran's SHANA News Agency reported on Nov. 2.
He went on to note that the figure was around 120 million cubic meters per day at the end of September.
"The number of consumers in the national network increased by 8 percent compared to the same period of the previous year," Taheri said.
The Managing Director of Iran's Natural Gas Storage Company Masoud Samivand said on October 29 that the country is able to pump 20 million cubic meters of gas per day from Sarajeh and Shoorijeh gas storage facilities to the country's national gas network in cold months.
"If the temperature continues to drop, the country will start extracting gas from storage facilities in two weeks," he was quoted by Iran's IRNA News Agency on October 29 as saying.
Samivand said on October 27 that some 2 billion cubic meters of gas have been stored in the country's storage facilities, Iran's ILNA News Agency reported.
According to BP's latest yearly report, Iran's dried gas output is about 160 bcm, a little more than domestic consumption level.
Iran exported 7.5 bcm of gas to Turkey and imported 4.5 bcm of gas from Turkmenistan in 2012, according to BP's report.