EghtesadOnline: It is often reported that use of mazut in power plants including the Besat facility is a major source of air pollution in Tehran. However, the managing director of the plant says it has not burnt mazut since 2013 and gas is the main feedstock.
EghtesadOnline: With air pollution hovering above emergency levels in Tehran amid news of widespread low-quality mazut use in power stations, bureaucrats are scapegoating the public and waging blame games.
EghtesadOnline: Supplying natural gas, instead diesel and mazut, to power plants, has doubled to 200 million cubic meters per day since 2013, the National Iranian Gas Company chief said.
EghtesadOnline: Export of petroleum products including mazut, diesel and gasoline has hit a trough over the past few days, spokesman of the Petroleum Products Exporters Union said.
EghtesadOnline: Due to the big increase in liquefied fuel consumption over the last few weeks, the National Iranian Oil Company has stopped selling diesel and mazut on the Iran Energy Exchange, the company’s representative in charge of offering petroleum products in IRENEX said.
EghtesadOnline: Thermal power plants have a small share in air pollution as almost all use gas, and emissions from gas combustion are way below those from other fossil fuels like diesel and mazut, says head of Economic, Social and Environmental Studies Office at the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba).
EghtesadOnline: To comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) new regulations for a 0.5% global sulphur cap for marine fuels, refineries are making concerted efforts to lower sulphur content in mazut production, spokesman of the Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters' Association said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's overall non-oil foreign trade (except crude oil, mazut, kerosene and exports via suitcase trade) during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22) stood at $ 2.16 billion, indicating a 8.07% decline compared with same period of last year, the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration reported.
EghtesadOnline: Consumption of environmentally-unfriendly liquid fuels like diesel and mazut in power plants and farming declined 31% over the past six years, the Oil Ministry's deputy for planning and economic affairs said.
EghtesadOnline: Shazand Refinery in the central city of Arak, Markazi Province, has cut production of mazut, an eco-unfriendly fuel, to less than 7% by optimizing its processing facilities, managing director of the complex said.