Iran consumes 20 mcm of CNG per day

Business Materials 8 February 2016 16:48 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 8

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

Iranians have consumed 40 billion cubic meters (bcm) of compressed natural gas (CNG) over the past 38 years, an Iranian oil official said.

Amir Vakilzadeh, an official with the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), added that Iranians currently consume 20 million cubic meters (mcm) of compressed natural gas (CNG) per day, the oil ministry's website Shana reported.

Amir Vakilzadeh said that the capital city Tehran with over two mcm of CNG consumption ranks first in the country while Mashhad and Esfahan cities go second and third respectively.

Vakilzadeh added that there are 2,300 CNG stations in the country and his company plans to launch 100 more stations.

On average the country consumed 19.1 mcm of CNG per day between March 2014 and 2015, about 0.8 mcm/d more than the previous year.

Iran's total primary energy consumption experienced a huge increase during the last several decades, especially after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

According to National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company (NIORDC) statistics, the primary energy consumption was around 500 million barrels of oil equivalent (OE), but the figure increased to 2.7 billion barrels of OE in 2000 and jumped to 4 billion barrels of OE in 2009.