Iran’s liquid fuel consumption surpasses 46 billion liters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's total liquid fuel consumption including diesel oil and fuel oil stood at 46.771 billion liters during the first eleven months of current Iranian fiscal year (March 21, 2014- Feb. 20).
Some 34.3 billion liters of diesel oil was consumed in the country during the period, of that amount 9.168 million liters was consumed in power plants.
Iran's average daily diesel oil consumption stood at 101.2 million liters, 3.3 percent less compared to same period of preceding year, the Iranian oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported Feb. 24.
The country's fuel oil consumption from March. 21, 2014 to Feb. 20 also stood at 12.768 billion liters.
Averagely about 38 million liters of fuel oil was consumed per day during the period, 28 percent less compared to 11-month period of preceding year.
Iran's oil 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.
Iran delivered 47 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas to power plants since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21, 2014) to Feb. 22. Some 140 million cubic meters of gas on average per day has been delivered to power plants during the current Iranian fiscal year compared to 100 mcm in the previous fiscal year.
Gas shortage forced Iran to burn 28 billion liters of diesel oil and fuel oil 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.
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