Baku, Azerbaijan, May 30
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran will supply 260 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas to its power plants per day during the next two months of Tir (June 22-July 22) and Mordad (July 23-August 22), said Manouchehr Taheri, an official with the National Iranian Gas Company.
Gas consumption by the household sector decreases from 480mcm to 170mcm due to carrying out maintenance operations in refineries, Iran's Shana news agency quoted Taheri as saying May 30.
In summer, supplying gas to power plants and injecting gas to storage facilities increases, he noted.
The country increased gas supply to power plants by 33.6 percent to about 49 billion cubic meters per annum (bcm/a) and decreased fuel oil and gasoline consumption by 32.6 percent to 28.1 million liters per day and 24.2 percent to 25.3 million liters per day in last fiscal year.
Iran is to increase natural gas delivery to power plants to 57 bcm in current year.
Iran reportedly increased gas production capacity by 100 mcm/d last year and wants to increase the volume in same pace during the current year. However, Iran needs 70 bcm/a of gas delivery to thermal power plants to stop burning liquid fuels in this sector completely.
Edited by CN