The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) has left behind a satisfactory record this year in view of distribution of oil products, its president said. In statements to Shana, Mostafa Kashkouli, managing director of NIOPDC, said the company succeeded to distribute more than 85 billion liters of various oil products over the first 11 months of current Iranian calendar year began March 20 2013. He said the workforces of the company doubled their efforts this winter to supply remote areas of the country with kerosene due to gas shortages during cold days which had forced the company to restrict gas delivery to power plants and industries. “Due to gas shortages which forced NIOPDC to slash gas delivery to power plants by 3.2 billion cubic meters, the company had no choice but to make up for their fuel needs with liquid fuel which its distribution reached 26 billion liters as of the beginning of this year on 21st March 2013, up by 5.2 billion liters or 25 percent against similar period a year earlier”, NIOPDC chief said. Out of 26 billion liters of liquid fuel delivered to power plants, gasoil and fuel oil made up 11.5 and 14.5 billion liters respectively, he noted. According to Kashkouli, power plants’ gasoil consumption rose by 62 percent year on year. He further noted that over the 11 months of this year, gasoline and gasoil distribution rose by 1.6 and 2.7 billion liters respectively.