Academic Wary of Looming Natural Gas Shortfall
EghtesdaOnline: Natural gas supply shortfall in Iran is expected to surpass 400 million cubic meters per day by 2030, a professor at the Sharif University of Technology said.
“Daily gas shortfall is currently 240 mcm that will reach 400 mcm in less than eight years, in which case electricity generation will be adversely affected,” ILNA also quoted Seyyed Hashem Oraee as saying.
The National Iranian Gas Company is able to produce a maximum of 1 billion cubic meters of gas per day, of which 33% are burnt in thermal power stations to meet 90% of Iran’s total power demand, he added, noting that the more gas shortfall NIGC faces, the less electricity will be produced.
Oraee, who also heads the Renewable Energy Union, noted that gas delivery to power stations has experienced a 2.5% fall over the last seven months compared to a year ago.