Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The daily gasoline consumption in Iran increased by 2.5 percent during the second Iranian calendar month (April 20-May 20).
About 85.8 million liters of gasoline was consumed in the country on a daily basis, the Iranian Oil Ministry's SHANA news agency reported May 21.
The highest amount of gasoline consumption was related to May 19 on which 85.8 million liters of gasoline was consumed.
The lowest rate of gasoline consumption in the mentioned period was recorded on May 6 with 63.8 million liters.
The country's diesel consumption during the period also amounted to 64.4 million liters per day, 16.2 percent less year-on-year.
Over the past Iranian year(ended March 20), the gasoline import to Iran increased by 100 percent. In the meantime, the country's gasoline consumption rose by 2 percent.
During the last Iranian fiscal year, Iran imported nine million liters of gasoline per day, whereas the number was 4.5 million per day a year earlier.
The country's nine refineries averagely produced 62.5 million liters of gasoline per day during the last fiscal year.
Iran says that would stop gasoline import by August 2016 after the Persian Gulf Star refinery's first phase becomes operational.
The Islamic Republic currently imports only Euro-4 gasoline.