Gas consumption up in Iran

Business Materials 19 January 2020 16:00 (UTC +04:00)

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Jan. 19

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:

As a result of cold weather and snowfall in Iran, gas consumption in apartments reached 592 million cubic meters daily, National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Spokesperson Mohammad Asghari said, Trend reports via IRNA.

The current gas consumption indicates record figures in Iran, the NIGC spokesperson noted.

If the consumption increases at the current pace, the figure will exceed 600 million cubic meters, he added.

The spokesperson noted the importance of decreasing gas consumption. He added that if the consumption by population increases, then the gas supply of industrial, petrochemical facilities and power plants will be cut.

Currently, 4.6 million families in Iran's 30,000 villages and 18 million families in 1,184 cities consume gas from the country's gas grid.