The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it recorded a trading surplus of ₦17.16 billion in April.
In a statement on Thursday in Abuja by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, the surplus indicated a ₦5.43 billion improvement, representing 46.29 percent on the trading surplus recorded in March.
According to him, the trading surplus was part of the highlight of the corporation’s Monthly Financial and Operations Report for April, 2018.
He said the report is the 33rd edition since NNPC commenced the publication of its financial and operations report on a monthly basis as part of efforts to instill a culture of transparency and keep stakeholders and the general public informed of its activities.
The NNPC boss added that the trading surplus was achieved through a combined higher performance by the upstream, midstream (refineries) and downstream sectors as well as a reduction in Corporate Headquarters’ operational expenditure.
He quoted the report to have said, “This enhanced performance is attributable to robust revenues from sales of crude oil and petroleum products by NPDC and PPMC as well as the upsurge in refineries’ performance, particularly in the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC).”
On the gas production and supply front, the report indicated that the average daily production for April, 2018, stood at 8,054.46 billion cubic feet (bcf), out of which an average of 835.27 million metric standard cubic feet (mmscf), equivalent of 3,283 megawatts of electricity, was supplied to the power sector daily during the period under review.
“The result when compared with that of April, 2017, implies an increase of 496mw of power generated relative to same period last year,” Ughamadu said, quoting the report.
It further showed that in the period under review, a total of 1.61 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) was supplied by NNPC in furtherance of the zero fuel queue policy of the Federal Government.
The NNPC said it recorded a 48.21 percent reduction in the rate of pipeline vandalism which fell to 166 from 224 vandalized points in the previous month.
According to the report, the Aba-Enugu pipeline segment accounted for 78 vandalized points, representing 84.78 percent of total vandalized points on the nation’s network of products pipelines.