Baku, Azerbaijan, July 12
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The consumption of liquid fuel including diesel oil and fuel oil in Iran over one week, ending on July 10 amounted for 788.8 million liters.
The number relates to different sections, including power plants, consuming 603.4 million liters of diesel oil and 185.4 million liters of fuel oil, the oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported July 12.
The peak consumption for diesel oil was registered at 100.2 million liters on July 5(Sunday), and the lowest record was 58.8 million liters on July 10(Friday).
Also, the peak consumption for fuel oil was 27.8 million liters which was registered July 4 (Saturday), and the lowest record was 24.9 million liters on July 6 (Monday).
The report added that the average consumption for the week was 86.2 million liters for diesel oil and 26.485 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.
Iran's power sector consumed about 12.686 billion cubic meters of natural gas since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20, 2015) to June 5, 16.5 percent more year on year.
Iranian thermal power plants also consumed about 307 million liters of gas oil as well as 646 million liters of fuel oil for electricity generation during the period.
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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