Iran’s gas supply to power plants soars
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 10
By Dalga Khatinoglu – Trend:
Iran’s gas supply to power plants has increased by 19.2 percent during the first five weeks of the current fiscal year (March 21 to April 27).
According to the latest weekly report of Iran’s Energy Ministry, some 5.992 billion cubic meters of gas was supplied to the country’s power plants, while gas oil and fuel oil deliveries decreased by 36.3 percent and 75.8 percent to 51 million and 69 million liters respectively.
Iran increased gas flow to power plants by 7 percent to 61 bcm last fiscal year, a half of projected growth. Iran should have supplied 65 bcm, but delivered less gas due to gas shortage in winter.
According to the ministry’s report, Iran generated 27.742 billion kilowatt hours (hWh) of electricity during five weeks of the current fiscal year.
After several years, its gas export experienced growth. Iran’s export doubled to 653 million kWh, while its imports decreased by 24 percent to 462 million kWh.
During the last fiscal year, Iran decreased electricity exports by 33 percent to 6.5 billion kWh, while its imposts increased by 4 percent to 4.336 billion kWh.
Iran increased nominal power generation capacity by 45 MW to 76,612 MW during the five weeks of current fiscal year, while further 4,524 MW is expected to be added to this figure by March 20, 2018.