BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Compressed natural gas (CNG) consumption by cars increased by 25 percent with the rise in gasoline prices in Iran, said Hassan Gholipour, CNG Project Manager of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company, Trend reports with reference to Mehr news agency.
Gholipour noted that 24.5 million cubic meters of CNG was daily consumed by cars during the tenth Iranian month (from Dec. 21, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2020).
In total, 734.6 million cubic meters of CNG was consumed during the tenth month, the manager added.
Before the gasoline prices went up, 19 million cubic meters of CNG was daily consumed by cars in Iran, said the project manager.
Gholipour said that there are 2,480 CNG filling stations in Iran and 125 filling stations are under construction.
On Nov. 15, 2019, the price of gasoline sold on quota increased from 10,000 rials (23 cents) to 15,000 rials (35 cents) and the price of gasoline sold free from the quota increased to 30,000 rials (71 cents) in Iran.