The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it recorded an 80.12 percent interest in trading surplus for the month of December 2020, details of the December 2020 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), said.
The report said about ₦24.19billion was realized compared to the ₦13.43billion surplus recorded in November 2020.
Also, the report said the NNPC realized about ₦288.77billion from the sale of white products by its products marketing and sales subsidiary, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC0 in the month of December 2020.
The amount is more than the ₦226.08 billion realized in November 2020.
NNPC spokesperson, Kennie Obateru, who provided details on the company performance during the month said total revenue generated from the sales of white products for the period December 2019 to December 2020 stood at about ₦2.217triilion.
Obateru said the sale of petrol alone accounted for about 99.09 percent of the total sales valued at ₦2.197trillion.
Trading surplus or trading deficit is derived after deduction of the expenditure profile from the revenue in the period under review.
The report, the operating revenue of the NNPC Group in December 2020 as compared to November 2020 increased by 33.44 percent, or N137.00billion to stand at N546.65billion.
Similarly, expenditure for the month increased by 27.54 percent, or N112.81billion to stand at N522.47billion. The December 2020, expenditure as a proportion of revenue is 0.96 as against 0.97 in November 2020.
The report indicated that the 80.12% increase is due mainly to the significant rise in the profit of NNPC’s flagship Upstream entity, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) amid improved market fundamentals and strong global demand for crude oil.
Other contributory factors to the overall trading surplus recorded in the month under review include the improved performance by the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), the National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO) and Duke Oil Incorporated which recorded noticeable gains in their operations.
In the Downstream, 2.26billion litres of white products were sold and distributed by PPMC in the month of December 2020 compared to 1.72billion litres in the month of November 2020.
This comprised 2.254billion litres of petrol, translating to 72.72million litres/day, 11.40 million litres of Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) and 0.48 million litres of kerosene.
Total sale of white products for the period of December 2019 to December 2020 stood at 18.456billion litres and petrol accounted for 18.325billion litres or 99.29%.
In December 2020, 43 pipeline points were vandalized representing about 18.60% increase from the 35 points recorded in November 2020. Mosimi Area accounted for 56% of the vandalized points while Kaduna Area and Port Harcourt accounted for the remaining 33% and 12% respectively.
In the Gas Sector, natural gas production in December 2020 stood at 213.34Billion Cubic Feet (BCF) translating to an average daily production of 6,881.83million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMSCFD).
The daily average natural gas supply to power plants increased by 3.52% to 816mmscfd, equivalent to power generation of 3,445MW.
Out of the 208.61BCF (billion cubic feet) of gas supplied in December 2020, a total of 146.72BCF was commercialized; consisting of 42.90BCF and 103.82BCF for the domestic and export market respectively.
This translates to a total supply of 1,383.93mmscfd of gas to the domestic market and 3,349.00mmscfd of gas supplied to the export market for the month.
This implies that 70.33% of the average daily gas produced was commercialized while the balance of 29.67% was re-injected, used as upstream fuel gas or flared. Gas flare rate was 6.80% for the month under review (457.25 MMSCFD) compared to average gas flare rate of 7.15% (about 538.59 MMSCFD) for the period December 2019 to December 2020.
The 65th edition of the NNPC MFOR highlights the Corporation’s activities for the period of December 2019 to December 2020.
In line with the Corporation’s commitment of becoming more accountable and transparent, the Corporation has continued to sustain effective communication with stakeholders through the MFOR which is published on Corporation’s website, national dailies, as well as independent online news portals.