Daily gasoline consumption in Iran rises to 69M liters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Daily gasoline consumption in Iran rose to 69 million liters in the week ended on Feb. 20, a 2.758 million liters growth compared to the preceding week.
The weekly consumption amounted to 483 million liters, showing 19.3 million liters week on week, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Feb. 24.
February 19 with 78.7 million liters, and February 20 with 60.6 million liters respectively recorded the highest and lowest rate of gasoline consumption in the mentioned week.
According to the report, 28.4 million liters of premium gasoline was consumed in the 7-day period.
Some 98.7 million liters of gasoline were consumed in the capital city, Tehran, during the week, showing a 5.3-million-liter rise compared to the preceding week.
Abbas Kazemi, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company, said the country has more than halved its import of gasoline compared to the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20, 2014).
He added that the volume of gasoline exported to Iran per day has been slashed to 4.5 million liters.
Meanwhile, Iran's gasoline production will rise to 64 million liters per day by March 2015, Kazemi said. Iran is set to become an exporter of high-standard gasoline in the next Iranian calendar year, he noted.