Baku, Azerbaijan, May 10
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The consumption of liquid fuel in Iran over one week, ending on May 8, hit 732 million liters.
The number relates to different sections, including power plants, consuming 543.9 million liters of gas oil and 188.2 million liters of fuel oil, SHANA news agency reported May 10.
The peak consumption for gas oil was registered at 90.8 million liters on May 4, and the lowest record was 57.8 million liters on May 8.
Also, the peak consumption for fuel oil was 31 million liters which was registered May 6, and the lowest record was 21 million liters on May 2.
The report added that the average consumption for the week was 77.7 million liters for gas oil and 26.885 million liters for fuel oil.
Iran has reduced the supply of liquid fuel to power plants as it plans to replace liquid fuel with natural gas.
Over 50 billion cubic meters of gas was supplied to the country's power plants last fiscal year (ended on March 20), 15 billion cubic meters more compared to its preceding year.
The supply of liquid fuel to power plants was decreased by 1.8 billion liters in the past Iranian fiscal year.
Over 83 percent of total electricity output in Iran is generated in thermal power plants, fueled by diesel oil, fuel oil and natural gas.
The country used 1.271 trillion cubic feet of gas, as well as 28 billion liters of gas oil and fuel oil for power generation during the fiscal year, ended on March 2014.