Iran’s liquid fuel consumption falls by 47 million liters
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 4
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's total liquid fuel consumption hit 1.02 billion liters in the week to October 31.
Some 729.2 million liters of diesel oil and 290.7 million liters of mazut were consumed in the country in the mentioned week, Iran's SHANA News Agency reported on Nov. 4.
Iran's liquid oil consumption in the mentioned week decreased by 47 million liters per day compared to its preceding week.
The average consumption of diesel oil and mazut stood at 104.1 million liters and 41.52 million liters, respectively, in the mentioned week.
October 27 with 114.5 million liters, and October 31 with 87.9 million liters were respectively recorded as days with highest and lowest rate of consumed diesel oil in the mentioned week.
October 27 with 46.6 million liters, and October 26 with 29 million liters were respectively recorded as days with highest and lowest rate of mazut consumption in the mentioned week.
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 an over 3 billion liters reduction compared to same period of the previous year.
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.
The ministry seeks 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.
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.