Thermal Power Plants Using More Gas

Most thermal power plants are natural-gas based and feeding them liquefied fuels (except in emergency cases) will have long-term adverse effects like damaging machinery and parts
Thermal Power Plants Using More Gas Thermal Power Plants Using More Gas

Gas consumption in thermal power plants shot up 24% between 2014 and 2019 as the National Iranian Oil Company substantially raised gas output during the period, especially in the South Pars Gas Field, the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company deputy for renovation affairs said.
“Natural gas accounted for 72% of the total fuel consumed in thermal power stations in 2014,” Aliasghar Abdoli was quoted as saying by Bargh News website. The figure reached 89% in 2019 – up 24%, he added.
According to the official, five years ago liquefied fuels, namely mazut and diesel, comprised 15.3% and 12.7% of the total fuel consumption in the (power) plants, respectively.
In 2019, mazut use plummeted to 6.8%, but diesel rose by 1.2% and stood at 13.9%.


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