ORAN Applaud Kyari, NNPC On 92% Increase In Sales Of Petroleum Products

The Online Reporters Association of Nigeria has applauded the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiary for the 92% Increase in Sales of Petroleum Products in October 2020.

In a press release on Thursday 28th January, 2020 signed by its Chairman, Adewole Kehinde, he said that increment is as a result of the corporation’s accountability, transparency and driven by the Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) Agenda of the GMD.

It will be recalled that the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr. Kennie Obateru on Thursday announced the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), recorded a total of ₦158.04 billion from the sales of white products in the month of October 2020 representing 92% increase over the ₦80.15 billion sales in September 2020.

The report indicates that total revenues generated from the sales of white products for the period October 2019 to October 2020 stood at ₦1.95 trillion, with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) accounting for about 99.07% of the total sales with a value of over ₦1. 9trillion.

In terms of volume, the October 2020 sales figure translates to a total of 1.224.54 billion litres of white products sold and distributed by PPMC within the period compared with 603.39 million litres in the month of September 2020.

This comprised 1.224.20 billion litres of PMS, 0.31 million litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) also known as diesel and 0.033 million litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK).

Total sales of white products for the period October 2019 to October 2020 stood at 16.462.50 billion litres and PMS accounted for 16.344.36 billion litres or 99.28%.

ORAN used the opportunity to call on security agencies to intensify efforts in curbing pipeline vandalization as the Corporation under the month review recorded 23 pipeline points representing about 10% increase from the 21 points recorded in September 2020.

In the press release, the NNPC said that in the Gas Sector, a total of 214.07 Billion Cubic Feet (bcf) of natural gas was produced in the month October 2020, translating to an average daily production of 6,908.34 Million Standard Cubic Feet per Day (mmscfd).

The daily average natural gas supply to power plants increased by 8.60% to 745mmscfd, equivalent to power generation of 2,801Megawatts.

For the period of October 2019 to October 2020, a total of 3,018 BCF of gas was produced, representing an average daily production of 7,658.88 mmscfd during the period.

The October 2020 MFOR also indicates that period-to-date gas production from Joint Ventures (JVs), Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) and NPDC contributed about 68.18%, 20.12% and 11.70% respectively to the total national gas production.

In terms of natural gas off take, commercialization and utilization, out of the 208.96 BCF of gas supplied in October 2020, a total of 118.40 BCF of gas was commercialized, consisting of 38.07 BCF and 88.90 BCF for the domestic and export market respectively.

This translates to a total supply of 1,269.03mmscfd of gas to the domestic market and 2,870.57mmscfd of gas supplied to the export market for the month.

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