“The amount of energy consumption in our country is 14 times more than Japan,” Ali Vatani told reporters.
This is in fact a waste of the country’s energy resources, he regretted.
Pointing to the lavish energy consumption in Iran, he said, “At the height of energy consumption we (also) use (a huge amount of) natural gas… which (together) amount to 5 million barrels of crude oil per day.”
Vatani also said an energy efficiency department and an oil, gas and coal department will be established to reduce energy consumption and achieve self-sufficiency in the oil industry.
The current oil consumption in Iran is over two million barrels of oil per day. High energy consumption coupled with substandard cars have caused serious air pollution in major cities.