Owji: Daily gasoline consumption tops 132m liters during cold spell

SHANA (Tehran) – Iran’s gasoline consumption exceeded 132 million liters per day as temperatures dropped sharply in recent days, said Oil Minister Javad Owji on Monday.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of his visit to the Monitoring Center of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), he added the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) has supplied fuel to all 4,200 gas stations and power plants incessantly during the cold weather.

The minister said the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil industry are fully prepared and no pressure drop has been reported in any part of the country.

According to Owji, the country is producing 30 million cubic meters (mcm) more of gas this year as Phase 11 and Phase 14 of the South Pars gas field account for the highest offshore and onshore production respectively.

More than 1.07 billion cubic meters (bcm) of raw gas are currently produced a day, out of which over 850 mcm of sweet gas are injected into the national gas grid per day.

Shifting to Israel’s recent terrorist attacks on Iran’s gas transmission pipelines, the oil minister said the damaged parts were fixed in the shortest possible time.

Two explosions struck the gas transmission pipelines at around 1 a.m. local time on Wednesday (2130 GMT), hitting the lines in Borujen, western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, and Safa-Shahr, southern province of Fars.

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