CNG shares 23% of Iran’s fuel basket
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
The compressed natural gas (CNG) shares some 23 percent of the country's fuel consumption, Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Abbas Kazemi said.
Kazemi, who heads the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), said that some 21 million liters of CNG is consumed in Iran on a daily basis, meanwhile the total fuel consumed by cars in Iran is almost 92 million liters per day.
The CNG share in the country's fuel basket is planed to reach 25 percent, Kazemi said, the oil ministry's official SHANA news agency reported Dec. 8.
Iran's CNG stations across the country have capacity of fueling 45 million cubic meters per day, he added.
The Islamic Republic's total CNG consumption was around five million liters in the Iranian calendar year of 1381 (ended March 20, 2003), but the figure reached seven billion in the calendar year of 1391 (ended March 20, 2013).
There are over 3.7 million cars in Iran running on CNG.
Some 90 percent of the major cities' taxis, as well as 60 percent of the vehicles used in the public transportation sector, are currently using CNG.
There are also over 2,200 CNG stations across the country.
The number of CNG stations during the last two years increased by 50 percent in Iran, while the consumption rate has not changed.