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Steep Rise in Diesel Consumption in Iran

Steep Rise in Diesel Consumption in IranSteep Rise in Diesel Consumption in Iran

Diesel consumption since the beginning of the current fiscal year in March has jumped to astonishing levels compared to last year, director of the CNG office of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company said.
"The figure was about 77 million liters per day in 2018. Now it is in the neighborhood of 85 ml/d, up 11%," Hamid Qassemi was quoted as saying by IRNA.
If such high consumption is not reduced, NIORDC will have to stop exports and start importing diesel in the near future, he warned.
Qasemi opined that the high consumption crisis stems primarily from the ageing heavy vehicles, which has not only resulted in excessive fuel consumption but also contributes terribly to air pollution. There are 130,000 vehicles in Iran’s truck fleet the manufacturing dates of most of which go back 25 to 30 years. 
Replacing 50% of the depleted trucks will reduce diesel consumption by at least 1 billion liters per year, he claimed.

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