Business & Economy - Oil & Gas - February 7, 2021

NNPC reports 54% increase in trading surplus for November 2020

Posts Crude Oil, Gas Export Sales of $108.84m

Trading and other activities in the oil and gas industry by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for November 2020 generated about ₦13.43billion surplus revenue, the national oil company has reported.
This is contained in the November 2020 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) released on Sunday in Abuja.
The NNPC spokesperson, Kennie Obateru, said latest surplus in revenue up by about 54 percent from about ₦8.71billion recorded in October 2020.
Mr Obateru said the trading surplus (or trading deficit as the case may be) is arrived at after deducting the expenditure profile from the revenue in the period under review.
The report showed that in November 2020, the operating revenue by the NNPC Group compared to the previous month’s figure decreased slightly by 0.02 percent, or ₦90million to stand at ₦423.08 billion.
Also, he said the expenditure of the Group for the month decreased by 1.16 percent, or N4.81billion to abouttN409.65billion leading to the ₦13.43billion trading surplus.
The overall increase in trading surplus by 54 percent in the November 2020 MFOR, the NNPC spokesperson said, is primarily ascribed to the substantial decrease in expenditure from the operations of the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) due to cost reduction in overheads, and a 38 percent reduction in NNPC Corporate Headquarters deficit.
Also, the NNPC Group’s surplus was bolstered by the noticeable improved profits for additional engineering services rendered by the Nigerian Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO) and increased revenue from import activities posted by Duke Oil Incorporated.
“These healthy performances dominated the positions of all other NNPC subsidiaries to record the Group surplus,” Mr Obateru said.
Besides, the report said export sales of crude oil and gas for the month stood at $108.84million, about 70.33 percent increase, compared to the last month figure.
Crude oil export sales contributed about $73.09million (67.15 percent) of the dollar transactions compared with $12.38 million contribution in the previous month, while the export gas sales amounted to $35.75 million in the month.
The total crude oil and gas export for the period of November 2019 to November 2020 stood at $2.89bn.
In the Gas Sector, a total of 222.34billion standard cubic feet (BCF) of natural gas
was produced in the month under review, translating to an average daily production of 7,411.52million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD).
For the period, November 2019 to November 2020, a total of 3,004.06BCF of gas was produced, representing an average daily production of 7,642.69MMSCFD during the period.
Out of this volume, production from Joint Ventures (JVs) accounted for 67.29 percent, Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) 19.97 percent, and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) 12.74% percent.
A further breakdown of the details showed that a total of 137.41 BCF of gas was commercialized, consisting of 39.99BCF and 97.42BCF for the domestic and export market respectively.
This translates to a total supply of 1,332.82 MMSCFD of gas to the domestic market and 3,247.44 MMSCFD of gas supplied to the export market for the month.
This implies that 62.55 percent of the average daily gas produced was commercialized while the balance of 37.45 percent was re-injected, used as upstream fuel gas or flared. Gas flare rate was 7.89% for the month under review translating to 577.39 MMSCFD.
A total of 789MMSCFD was delivered to gas-fired power plants in the month of November 2020 to generate an average power of about 3,358 megawatts (MW), compared with October 2020 when an average of 750MMSCFD.
In the Downstream Sector, 1.725 billion litres of white products were sold and distributed by the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the NNPC, in the month of November 2020, compared with over 1.224billion litres in the month of October 2020.
This comprised 1.723 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit, 2.13 million litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), also known as diesel and 0.33 million litres of Dual-Purpose Kerosene (DPK).
Total sale of white products for the period November 2019 to November 2020 stood at 17.031 billion litres and PMS accounted for 16.911 billion litres, or 99.29 percent.
In monetary terms, about ₦226.08 billion was made on the sale of white products by PPMC in the month of November 2020 compared to ₦158.04 billion sales in October 2020.
Total revenues generated from the sales of white products for the period November 2019 to November 2020 stood at ₦2.034 trillion, where PMS contributed about 99.09% of the total sales with a value of over ₦2.015 trillion.
The November, 2020 edition of MFOR is the 64th in the series which began in August 2015.

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