Power Plants Consume 39bcm of Gas in H1

The plants received an average of 210.3 mcm of gas on a daily basis during the period.

The total gas supply is 3bcm higher than the same period last year.

Iran has started off a serious agenda to curb supply of liquid fuel to power plants for generation of electricity in a bid to reduce greenhouse emission by the facilities across the country.

Gas is used for feeding nearly 90% of the country’s power plants. The percentage is expected to cross 95% by the end of this calendar year.

Last year, a total of 72 bcm of gas equivalent was consumed by the facilities of which 58 bcm (over 83%) was met by gas supplies.

Managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamid Reza Araqi says Iranian power plants will need 73.5 bcm of gas equivalent this year of which over 65 bcm will be supplied by natural gas.