Gas Main Source of Power Generation

Total gas production capacity reached 740 mcm/d in 2019, of which 600 mcm/d came from South Pars in the Persian Gulf and the rest was produced by the Iranian Central Oil Fields
Gas Main Source of Power Generation
Gas Main Source of Power Generation

Supplying natural gas, instead diesel and mazut, to power plants, has doubled to 200 million cubic meters per day since 2013, the National Iranian Gas Company chief said. 
“Natural gas accounted for less than 50% of thermal units’ feedstock seven years ago. Now 98% of power stations are linked to the national gas grid,” Hassan Montazer Torbati was quoted as saying by IRNA.
An estimated 36 billion cubic meters of gas was delivered to power plants in 2013, but increased to 75 bcm in 2019.
“If the 123 thermal plants had not been provided with natural gas in the 7-year period, they would use at least 150 billion liters of liquefied fuels (diesel and mazut) costing $75 billion.”


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