By Tunde Johnson, Abuja
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has earned $239.10 million from the export of crude oil and gas.
In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, said the sales record was revealed in the November 2017 edition of the Monthly NNPC Operations and Financial Report which also indicated that figure to be 25.68 per cent lower than the previous month performance.
He said that the contribution from Crude oil amounted to $147.39 million while gas and miscellaneous receipt stood at $ 50.17 Million and $3.55 Million respectively.
The breakdown also showed that Crude oil export sales contributed $113.97 million (or 47.7%) of the dollar transactions compared with $227.83 million contribution in the previous month.
He said the export gas sales amounted to $125.13 Million during the period.
“A broader analysis of Crude Oil & Gas transactions from November 2016 – November 2017, however indicated that Crude Oil & Gas worth $3.73 Billion was exported
“Under US Dollar Payments to Joint Venture Cost Recovery & Federation Account, a total export receipt of $201.11 million was recorded in November 2017 as receipt against $277.50 Million in October, 2017.’’
“Of the export receipts, $121.75 million was remitted to Federation Account while $56.56 million was remitted to fund the JV cost recovery for the month of November, 2017 to guarantee current and future production.
“A broader breakdown revealed that total export crude Oil & Gas receipt for the period of November, 2016 to November, 2017 stood at $3.73 billion.
“Out of which the sum of $2.60 billion was transferred to JV Cash Call as first line charge and the balance of $0.85 billion was paid into Federation Account
On Naira Payments to Federation Account, he said, the report indicated that Domestic Crude Oil and Gas receipt during the month amounted to N135.14 Billion, consisting of N127.93Billion from Domestic Crude Oil, the sum of N7.21Billion from Domestic Gas.
“Out of the Naira receipt, the sum of N54.16 Billion was transferred to Joint Venture Cash Call (JVCC) being a first line charge and to guarantee continuous flow of revenue stream to Federation Account.
On the receipt from net domestic crude oil and gas, NNPC transferred the sum of N54.16 Billion into Federation Account and N80.98 Billion to JV cash Call for the month under review.
“From November 2016 to November 2017, Federation, JV, and FG for debt repayment received the sum N865.59Billion, N726.11Billion and N31.65 Billion respectively.
About Crude oil &Gas Revenue and Remittances Federation Crude Oil and Gas liftings are broadly classified into Equity Export and Domestic. Both categories are lifted and marketed by NNPC and the proceeds remitted into the Federation Account.
Equity Export receipts, after adjusting for Joint Venture (JV) Cash Calls, are paid directly into Federation Account domiciled in Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).