Iran able to decrease energy intensity at railroads to 1/7

Business Materials 18 January 2016 19:23 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, January 18

By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:

By investing in optimization projects, Iran can reduce energy intensity at railroads seven times, CEO of Iran Railroads Company Mohsen Pourseyyed Aghaee said.

He said Iran uses the equivalent of 4.5 million barrels of oil energy per day, SHANA news agency reported January 18.

According to the Sixth Development Plan, intercity passenger travels will increase from 21 million to 43 million per day, the official said.

"By carrying out the plan, we will save 2.7 million liters equivalent in energy consumption. 13.5 percent of that reduction will belong to transportation," he stated.

Railroads will witness the greatest reduction in energy intensity, as they are able to use only one seventh of the energy they consume right now, Aghaee explained.

Iran is looking forward to using foreign services and technology to optimize fuel consumption in all housing, industrial, and trade centers.

The country suffers from old technology in transportation as well, which lays a heavy burden on the oil-and-gas-rich country's reserves.