Iranian official says petrol consumption too high
Meanwhile, Iran's daily import of petrol is six million liters, press reports said yesterday, and the average daily consumption of oil products 46 million liters, said Aqa Babaei, " a deputy oil minister and director of the national oil products distribution company.
Babaei said that such a level of consumption behavior is not sustainable and noted that Iran, with a population of little over 60 million, consumes the same amount of petrol as in India with more than a billion people.
Iran’s state-owned fuel production and distribution companies use 9,000 tanker trucks and four ships to supply 180 million liters of oil products across the county on a daily basis.
As a major crude oil exporter, the country still imports petrol despite the fact that new refineries opened after the end of the war with Iraq. However, the local refineries are still incapable of meeting growing demand. – (Albawaba-MEBG)
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