Iran’s liquid fuel consumption decreases

Business Materials 7 June 2015 17:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 7

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

The consumption of liquid fuel including diesel oil and fuel oil in Iran over one week, ending on June 5 amounted for 672.8 million liters.

The figure indicates a fall by 11.7 percent compared to the preceding week.

The number relates to different sections, including power plants, consuming 521.9 million liters of diesel oil and 150.9 million liters of fuel oil, the oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported June 7.

The peak consumption for diesel oil was registered at 93.4 million liters on May 31(Sunday), and the lowest record was 45.8 million liters on June 5(Friday).

Also, the peak consumption for fuel oil was 24.8 million liters which was registered June 1 (Monday), and the lowest record was 15.3 million liters on May 30(Saturday).

The report added that the average consumption for the week was 74.56 million liters for diesel oil and 21.56 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.

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