Iran: Over 1 bln liters of diesel exported

Business Materials 11 January 2016 17:13 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 11

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

Iran has exported 1.25 billion liters of diesel in a period of nine months starting from March 21, an Iranian oil official said.

Naser Sajjadi, the managing director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said that Oil Ministry exported 1.25 billion liters of diesel through the ground border crossings to countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Armenia between March 21 and December 21, IRNA news agency reported Jan. 11.

He further added that a part of Iran's diesel is exported to the Southeast Asia.

Iran used to feed its power plants with diesel and fuel oil but later replaced them with gas, which caused the country to save liquid fuel, including diesel.

The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) is planning to increase the level of delivered gas to power plants by seven cubic meters, which means the country's consumption of liquid fuel will drop by the same figure.

The Iranian government increased gas delivery to power plants to about 50 billion cubic meters (bcm) during the last fiscal year, while about 20 billion liters of liquid fuels were burnt in this sector.

Coming to the current year, Iran supplied power plants with 37.5 bcm of gas (+13 percent) during 233 days of the fiscal year, started on March 21, while only 2.366 billion liters of diesel (-44.3 percent), as well as 3.513 billion liters of fuel oil (-29.5 percent) were supplied to power plants.