Iran’s liquid fuel consumption surpasses 73 billion liters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's liquid fuel consumption (including gasoline, gas oil, fuel oil and kerosene) stood at 73.3 billion liters during the first eleven months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21, 2014-Feb. 20).
Over 23.251 billion liters of gasoline were consumed in the 11-month period in the country, meanwhile total gas oil consumption stood at 34.3 billion liters.
Iran's thermal power plants consumed about 9.168 billion liters of gas oil in the period, the oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported Feb. 27.
Total kerosene consumption stood at 3.259 billion liters, meanwhile about 12.786 billion liters of fuel oil consumed in the country in the 11-month period.
Average daily gasoline and gas oil consumption stood at 69.2 million and 101.2 million liters respectively in the period.
Daily kerosene and fuel oil consumption was about 9.7 million and 38 million liters in the first eleven month of the current fiscal year.
Iranian oil ministry seeks to decrease liquid fuel consumption in the country by boosting gas consumption, particularly in power plants. Iran aimed to boost gas supply to power plants to 1,483 billion cubic feet this year to reduce gas oil and fuel oil burning in this sector.
Over 83 percent of total electricity output in Iran is generated in thermal power plants, fueled by diesel oil, fuel oil and natural gas.
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.
The country used 1,271 billion cubic feet of gas, as well as 28 billion liters of gas oil and fuel oil for power generation during last fiscal year, ended on March 2014.
Iran's total liquid fuel output (including gasoline, diesel oil, fuel oil and kerosene) is a little more than 265 million liters per day.
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