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Natural Gas Becomes Iran's Leading Fuel in Power Generation

Natural Gas Becomes Iran's Leading Fuel in Power Generation Natural Gas Becomes Iran's Leading Fuel in Power Generation

Gas supply to thermal power plants has risen by 6.6% over the past seven months compared to last year, a deputy manager at the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
"Almost all (95.5%) thermal power plants now use natural gas. In 2013 it was half this number," Abdol Rasoul Pishahang was quoted as saying by ILNA. 
Although using natural gas as feedstock is a priority in the thermal power stations, reliance on alternative fuels like diesel and mazut is unavoidable in the winter seasons when power plants do not get enough gas due to high consumption of households. 

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