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Kish Power Plants Cut Diesel Use

Kish Power Plants Cut Diesel Use Kish Power Plants Cut Diesel Use

Supplying associated petroleum gases from oilfields in Sirri Island to thermal power plants in Kish Island over the decade has significantly cut the use of high levels of diesel, head of operations in Kish at the Iranian Offshore Oil Company said.
With the aim of boosting power generation, approximately 2.3 billion cubic meters of APG has been harnessed from Sirri oilfields in the Persian Gulf for power plants in the hot southern regions.
“If power stations did not have access to flare gas, they would use 15 million barrels of diesel in the past decade costing $1 billion,” the Oil Ministry news agency Shana quoted Shahsavar Arghash as saying.
Close to 177 million cubic meters of gas was used  (annually) in flares in the Sirri oilfields before IOOC started supplying gas to power plants in the picturesque  tourist resort that also is home to a free economic zone.

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