The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said that it earned $38.56 million from the sale of natural gas for the month of May 2021, adding that natural gas production increased by 6.19% at 222.23 billion cubic feet in the same month.
News Agency of Nigeria said this is contained in its Monthly Financial and Operation Report (MFOR) for the month of May 2021 released on Monday.
NNPC revealed that natural gas production in the month under review increased by 6.19 per cent to 222.23 billion cubic feet (bcf) compared with output in the previous month, translating to an average production of 7,177.53 million standard cubic feet (mmscf) of gas per day.
It added that for the period, May 2020 to May 2021, a total of 2,898.34 bcf of gas was produced, representing an average daily production of 7,322.94 mmscf.
“Period-to-date production from Joint Ventures (JVs), Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) contributed about 60.94 per cent, 20.04 per cent and 18.99 per cent respectively.
“Out of the 216.29bcf of gas produced in May 2021, a total of 133.56bcf was commercialised, consisting of 44.02bcf and 89.54bcf for the domestic and export markets respectively,” the report said.
It also stated a total supply of 1,419.83mmscfd of gas was made to the domestic market and 2,893.66 mmscfd to the export market for the month.
NNPC also reported a total crude oil and gas export sales of $219.75 million in May, representing a 180.29 per cent increase in sales from the previous month of April 2021.