Official: Gasoline Consumption in Iran Rose by 7.5 Percent in Five Months
Gasoline consumption in Iran has risen by 7.5 percent from March to August and topped 45 million liters a day on average, an official said.
Managing director of the National Iranian Refining and Oil Derivatives Distribution Co., Mohammad Aqaie, said that gasoline production in Iran stood at more than 37 million liters a day, and between seven to 7.5 million liters are also imported to fill a domestic shortfall, the official Iranian news agency, IRNA, quoted him as saying.
He put the total value of imports at $500 million last year.
He said the figure was predicted to reach $601 million by March 20, 2002.
He said that his company was ready to offer 32 million liters of lead-free gasoline from a total of 45 million liters of gasoline produced in the country - Albawaba.com