Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The consumption of liquid fuel including diesel oil and fuel oil in Iran over one week, ending on May 15 amounted for 794.7 million liters.
The number relates to different sections, including power plants, consuming 600.3 million liters of diesel oil and 194.4 million liters of fuel oil, the oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported May 18.
The peak consumption for diesel oil was registered at 94.5 million liters on May 13(Wednesday), and the lowest record was 60.6 million liters on May 15(Friday).
Also, the peak consumption for fuel oil was 29 million liters which was registered May 10(Sunday), and the lowest record was 26.3 million liters on May 11(Monday).
The report added that the average consumption for the week was 85.757 million liters for diesel oil and 27.771 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 were 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 billion 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.
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