Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The consumption of liquid fuel including diesel oil and fuel oil in Iran over one week, ending on May 29 amounted for 751.8 million liters.
The figure indicates a slight rise by 2.9 percent compared to the preceding week.
The number relates to different sections, including power plants, consuming 571.8 million liters of diesel oil and 180 million liters of fuel oil, the oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported May 31.
The peak consumption for diesel oil was registered at 118.3 million liters on May 26(Tuesday), and the lowest record was 55.1 million liters on May 29 (Friday).
Also, the peak consumption for fuel oil was 30 million liters which was registered May 25(Monday), and the lowest record was 17.8 million liters on May 29(Friday).
The report added that the average consumption for the week was 81.68 million liters for diesel oil and 25.71 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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