According to NIGC, Mehdi Jamshididana, director
of dispatching at NIGC, said the amount had been supplied to power plants since
the beginning of summer (June 22) in order to bolster power supply across the
country and prevent load-shedding.
The supplied gas has been provided given the
maximum capacity of power plants to receive gas, he said.
Last calendar year (ended on March 20), NIGC
supplied 67.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas to power plants which
accounted for 90% of the country's electricity generation.