Iran curbs gas supply to power plants amid freezing cold

Business Materials 30 January 2018 15:40 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 30

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

The amount of gas supply to power plants in Iran has dropped by 10 percent after the freezing cold, which began late Saturday, affected more than 20 provinces and two-thirds of the population.

Majid Boujarzadeh, the spokesperson of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), has said that the company has reduced the amount of daily gas supply by ten million cubic meters, ILNA news agency reported.

According to the official, some 90 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas was supplied to the power plants which usually stands at 100 mcm/d.

Saying that the consumption of residential units has currently reached 530 million cubic meters per day, he forecasted that the figure would surge by 30 mcm in coming days.

In the meantime, the energy ministry has announced that the supply of gas to 55 power plants out of 75 thermal power plants has been restricted.

According to the announcement, 25 thermal power plants have replaced gas with the oil gas and the other 55 have reduced their gas consumption.