Gas supply to power plants significantly cuts Iran’s liquid fuel consumption

Business Materials 13 October 2015 18:15 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 13

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Gas supply to power plants has significantly cut liquid fuel consumption in Iran in the current Iranian fiscal year (started March 21).

Managing director of Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company Nasser Sajjadi said except for gasoline, consumption of other oil products such as diesel, fuel oil, kerosene, and liquefied petroleum gas has decreased in the the current year, Iran's Mehr news agency reported Oct. 13.

He put the volume of gasoline consumption at 72.7 million liters per day, compared to 70.7 million liters last year.

That was while diesel consumption reached 82.9 million liters per day, a 17.7 million liters fall year on year.

Consumption of fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas declined to 11.6 million liters per day and 5481 tons per day, respectively.

Kerosene consumption also decreased by 17 percent and reached 4.5 million liters per day.

According to Iran's Energy Ministry's latest weekly report, during 220 days of Iran's fiscal year, which started on March 21, the country increased gas supply to power plants by 12.8 percent to about 35.124 billion cubic meters (bcm) and decreased fuel oil and gasoline consumption by 27.7 percent to 3.316 billion liters and 45.6 percent to 2.119 billion liters respectively.

Iran is to increase natural gas delivery to power plants to 57 bcm in the current year, 7 bcm more than last year.

Edited by CN