The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has released its Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) for April, 2020, showing that it remitted N219.16 billion into the federation account, report sent to Naija247news by email on Thursday
The figure is the naira proceeds from the sale of domestic crude oil and gas.
In terms of dollar receipts, an export receipt of $193.05 million was recorded in April 2020.
According to the report released yesteday (Thursday) in Abuja, the national oil company announced an increase of 19.14 per cent in the average daily natural gas supply to power plants which translates to 788 millon standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd), equivalent to power generation of 2,873MW.
It added that 226.51billion Cubic Feet (BCF) of natural gas was produced in April 2020, translating to an average daily production of 7,786.17 mmscfd.
The figure indicated an increase of 3.73 per cent at 226.51BCF, compared to output in March 2020. Out of this figure, a total of 136.44BCF of gas was commercialized, consisting of 36.99BCF and 99.45BCF for the domestic and export market, respectively
Out of the 1,233.01mmscfd of gas supplied to the domestic market in April 2020, about 787.70mmscfd, representing 63.88 per cent was supplied to gas-fired power plants, while the balance of 445.31mmscfd or 36.12 per cent was supplied to other industries.
Similarly, for the period of April 2019 to April 2020, an average of 1,184.29mmscfd of gas was supplied to the domestic market, comprising an average of 677.87mmscfd or (57.24 per cent) as gas supply to the power plants and 506.42 mmscfd or (42.76 per cent) as gas supply to industries.
For the period of April 2019 to April 2020, a total of 3,082.91BCF of gas was produced, representing an average daily production of 7,857.18mmscfd during the period. Period-to-date production from Joint Ventures (JVs), Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) and NPDC contributed about 69.57 per cent, 21.46 per cent and 8.97 per cent respectively to the total national gas production.