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NNPC records N1.68bn trading surplus for May

By Obas Esiedesa

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it recorded N1.68 billion trading surplus for the month of May after its revenue grew by 15.33 percent to N238.33 billion.

The Corporation declared that its expenditure for the month stood at N235.66 billion.

A statement by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru on Wednesday said the data was contained in its May 2020 version of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR).

Obateru explained that the 109 percent upturn in revenue for the month was “the cumulative result of improved performances by some of the corporation’s Strategic Business Units”.

According to him, “while the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) posted a surplus due to substantial growth in the market fundamentals as demand began a slight recovery; the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC) recorded 257 per cent increased profit attributed to improved debt collection.

“Similarly, PPMC’s surplus rose 250 per cent from investment dividend received and significant drop in average product landing cost.

“In addition, Corporate Headquarters deficit ebbed by 47 per cent in May, according to the report, compared to last month’s, while NNPC Retail, Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL), NNPC Shipping and Ventures also contributed positively to the month’s performance, leading to the significant NNPC Group surplus position during the period under review”.

The statement added that the Corporation recorded an encouraging 43 per cent drop in cases of willful damage of its oil pipeline infrastructure by suspected oil thieves in May, 2020.

He said the May report indicated that 37 pipeline points were vandalized representing about 43 per cent decrease from the 65 points recorded in April 2020.

“A further breakdown showed that Mosimi-Ibadan pipeline axis accounted for 38 per cent of the vandalized points while Atlas Cove—Mosimi axis recorded 19 per cent of the breaks. Suleja-Kaduna logged 16 per cent of the breaks, while other locations make up for the remaining 27 per cent”, the spokesman added.

NNPC stated in the May report that in collaboration with the local communities and other stakeholders, it would continuously strive to bring the malaise under control.

He said the corporation had continued to diligently monitor the daily stock of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, to achieve smooth distribution of the products to ensure zero fuel queue across the nation.

According to him, “950.67million litres of white products were sold and distributed by the corporation’s downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) in May, 2020. This comprised 950.67 million litres of PMS only, with no Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) or Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK)”, adding that there was no sale of special product in the month.

Total sale of white products for the period May 2019 to May 2020 stood at 19,865.80million litres and PMS accounted for 19,704.49 million litres or 99.19 per cent.

Obateru also disclosed that the report stated that N92.58 billion was made on the sale of white products by PPMC in May 2020.

“Total revenue generated from the sales of white products for the period May 2019 to May 2020 stood at N2,393.88 billion, where PMS contributed about 98.84 per cent of the total sales with a value of N2,366.15 billion.

“In the gas sector, natural gas production in May 2020 increased by 2.38 per cent at 226.51Billion Cubic Feet (BCF) compared to output in April 2020; translating to an average daily production of 7,480.36million Standard Cubic Feet of gas per day (mmscfd). Likewise, the daily average natural gas supply to gas power plants increased by 5.87 per cent to 834mmscfd, equivalent to power generation of 3,128MW”, he added.

Written by ExpressDay

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