EghtesadOnline: Retrofitting vehicles, especially vans, with compressed natural gas can substantially cut fuel costs, head of the CNG Department of state-run National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company said.
EghtesadOnline: A nationwide plan for converting 1.4 million gasoline-powered public transport vehicles and private cars to CNG hybrids has gained impetus.
EghtesadOnline: After gasoline was rationed last November and the price of non-subsidized fuel doubled, some motorists turned to using other types of fuels for their cars such as compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas. They converted their car engines to CNG hybrid or to LPG.
EghtesadOnline: Automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) and Iran Taxi Union are jointly pushing an initiative to replace 50,000 dilapidated taxis with CNG-hybrids by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2021).
EghtesadOnline: In May a website was introduced by the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company, where certain vehicles can register for free conversion of their vehicles into compressed natural gas hybrids.
EghtesadOnline: A nationwide scheme has been launched to convert 1.46 million gasoline-powered public transport and commercial vehicles to compressed natural gas hybrids.
EghtesadOnline: A nationwide scheme has been launched to convert 1.5 million gasoline-powered public transport vehicles to compressed natural gas hybrids.
EghtesadOnline: National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company has launched an initiative to convert 1.4 million gasoline-powered vehicles (pickup trucks, taxis and vans) to compressed natural gas hybrids, director of the CNG office of NIORDC (a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company) said.
EghtesadOnline: Domestic compressed natural gas consumption has reached 25 million cubic meters a day, indicating 31% rise compared to the 19 mcm/d before gasoline was rationed and pump prices increased in mid-November.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the fact that liquefied petroleum gas is good for auto engines, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says so long as cars can run on compressed natural gas, LPG should be used for other purposes.