Iran's Gasoline Consumption to Rise

Iran's Gasoline Consumption to RiseIran's Gasoline Consumption to Rise

Iranians are predicted to use over 950 million liters of gasoline during the Eid al-Fitr holiday period [July 6-8] marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, according to the managing director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company.

Expressing that measures have been adopted to meet the massive demand, Seyyed Nasser Sajjadi added that during this period, it is predicted that daily gasoline consumption in the country will witness a 30% rise, amounting to 95 million liters per day, Shana reported.

According to reports, normal daily gasoline consumption in the country is about 72 million liters. Nonetheless, every year during the summer holidays, gasoline consumption hikes, as the number of travels witnesses a significant rise.

According to Morteza Abedini, managing director of Tehran's National Iranian Oil Byproducts Distribution Company, during the last 104 days, Tehran's diesel consumption reached 1.3 billion liters, that is 12.5 million liters per day, indicating a rise of 2% compared with the corresponding figure of the last Iranian year.

"Compressed natural gas consumption during the first three months of the current Iranian year (started March 20) indicates a 4% rise, reaching 95 million cubic meters."

He also noted that diesel consumption in Tehran during the said period stood at 435 million liters, registering a negative growth of 14%. Kerosene and mazut consumption also experienced a decline, dropping from 2.385 and 15.9 million liters during the said period to 2.9 and 16.5 million liters respectively compared to those of last year.

"Oil byproducts consumption during the last three months in Tehran stands at 1.75 billion liters. Oil byproducts consumption during the period [May 21-June 21] has amounted to 539 million liters in Tehran," he said.