Owji calls for gas conservation as cold weather persists


Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji on Tuesday asked people to conserve gas as a cold spell continued to grip the northern parts of the country.  
The minister said provinces in the northern half might experience a drop in gas pressure over a surging demand for fuel in the wake of the extreme cold wave, calling for customers to save energy by turning heating systems down a few degrees, wearing warm clothes at home and in the workplaces, and using thick curtains, Shana News Agency reported.
He added the government had already ordered the ministries and public organizations to optimize energy consumption.
Owji noted that all Oil Ministry offices had set the thermostats between 18°C and 21°C.

Record high gas consumption
Gas consumption in Iran’s household and commercial sectors reached 665 million cubic meters on Monday, setting a daily all-time high, according to the head of the Gas Network Management Center.
Gholamreza Koushki said on Tuesday that during the coming days daily gas consumption would hit 680 million cubic meters due to ongoing cold snap.


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