07 Nov NNPC makes $139.50m from crude oil and gas export sale in August
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reported a total crude oil and gas export sale of $139.50 million for the month of August 2020, an increase by 64.84 per cent compared to the previous month.
“Of this number, crude oil export sales contributed $80.27 million (57.54 per cent) of the dollar transactions compared with $55.29 million contribution in the previous month.
“The export gas sales amounted to $59.23 million in the month.
The August 2019 to August 2020 crude oil and gas transactions indicated that crude oil and gas worth $3.71 billion was exported,” the corporation noted
The 61st edition of the MFOR indicated an increased trading surplus of N29.60 billion compared to the N20.36 billion surplus in July 2020 which was the third consecutive month of global recovery from the COVID-19 effect.
“The 45 per cent improvement in performance is attributed mainly to the 82 per cent growth in surplus posted by the NPDC due to sustained improvement in global market fundamentals,” it disclosed
The NNPC group surplus, according to Obateru, was further enhanced by the 109 per cent increase in profit by Duke Oil Incorporated as well as 75 per cent and 22 per cent reduction in deficits for the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC).
“The deficits are because of reasons around low sales volume, reduced debt collection and high average product landing cost.
“In the downstream, to ensure continuous increased Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) supply and effective distribution across the country, a total of 0.95 billion litres of PMS translating to 30.53mn liters/day was supplied for the month.
“The corporation has continued to diligently monitor the daily stock of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to achieve smooth distribution of petroleum products and zero fuel queue across the nation,” it added.
During the period, the Corporation supplied 727 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of natural gas for power generation to the country in the month of August, 2020.
According to the national oil company, this was an equivalent of 2,538MW of power which represented an increase of 2.80 per cent from the previous month.
The NNPC in a release by Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, stated that the recently released August 2020 NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) indicated that natural gas production in August 2020 increased by 0.13 per cent at 236.66 billion cubic feet (BCF) compared to output in July 2020; translating to an average daily production of 7,639.99mmscfd.
It stated that during the month, a total of 37 pipeline points were vandalised, representing about three per cent increase from the 36 points recorded in July 2020.