By Etuka Sunday
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC posted a total crude oil and gas export sale of $239.10Million in the month of November, 2017.
Details of the transactions contained in the recently released November 2017 edition of the Monthly NNPC Operations and Financial Report also indicated that the figure is 25.68 percent lower than the previous month performance.
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.
Also 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.
Contribution from Crude oil amounted to $147.39 Million while Gas and miscellaneous receipt stood at $ 50.17 Million and $3.55 Million respectively. 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 $2.60Billion was transferred to JV Cash Call as first line charge and the balance of $0.85Billion was paid into Federation Account
On Naira Payments to Federation Account, 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.
Recall, 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). Domestic Crude Oil of 445,000bopd is allocated
for Refining to meet domestic products supply. Payments are effected
to Federation Account by NNPC after adjusting crude & product losses
and pipeline repairs & management cost incurred during the period.
NNPC also lifts Crude Oil and Gas, other than Equity and Domestic
Crude Oil, on behalf of DPR and FIRS proceeds of which are remitted
into Federation Account.
The Third Party finance lifting are Crude Oil and Gas lifting from
fields that are financed using alternative finance/loan facility which
require the servicing of debt obligations before remitting the balance
into the Federation Account as Price Balance.