Some industries, including the cement and steel industries, have to burn fuel oil due to gas shortages. But both the cost of transporting fuel oil and the environment have made it clear that industries have no right to burn fuel oil. Even if they have to close. This is likely to increase the cost of some industries. But which industries suffer from this?
According to Tejaratnews , with the arrival of the cold season and gas shortage, the National Oil Company to supply gas to the domestic and commercial sectors, industrial gas consumption Has limited. In the meantime, it has been announced that fuel oil will only reach large steel mills. But steel companies also seem to be in trouble.In this regard, Seyed Reza Shahrestani, a member of the Steel Association, told Tejaratnews: "Fuel oil has been delivered to factories, including steel, but the environment does not allow the use of fuel oil due to air pollution."
He explained: "Steel prices are likely to rise in the coming months due to rising steel prices, and this plays a role in downstream commodity prices."
Shahrestani continued: Liquid fuel can be used to produce rolling and pellets, but in the steel reclamation sector, we need 600 cubic meters of gas, and factories must use fuel oil to maintain production.
On the other hand, cement companies believe that the price of this product will increase in the coming months. The secretary of the Cement Association told Tejaratnews in this regard: the non-delivery of fuel oil to some factories in Tehran province has caused industries to face new problems.
Abdolreza Sheikhan explained: If the fuel supply problem continues in the coming days and the industrial electricity is cut off, the price of cement will increase."In addition to difficult access to fuel oil and increased freight rates, the cost of cement has risen," he continued. Also, the cost of gas and electricity for the cement industry has risen since the commodity entered the commodity exchange, so the base price of cement will rise slightly in the coming months.
He stated: The producers have paid the fare for transporting fuel oil from 200,000 Tomans per liter to 700,000 Tomans per liter.Earlier, the technical deputy director of the Small Industries and Industrial Towns Organization of Iran expressed concern about fuel shortages, saying: "Fuel oil is only available to large industries such as power plants and steel industries, and most small units in fuel towns do not receive fuel oil."