The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced that it secured $4.6bn as the total crude oil and gas export receipts from June 2019 to June 2020.

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It also disclosed the increase in the total crude oil and gas export receipt of $378.42m for June 2020 as against the $133.16m recorded in May 2020.

It attributed the marked improvement in revenue earnings to the ease of the COVID-19 pandemic global lockdown and the subsequent increased demand and firmer prices for crude oil in the international market.

The NNPC said the petroleum receipts for June 2020 reflected crude oil earnings of $230.65m, with gas and miscellaneous proceeds standing at $75.97m and $71.80m respectively.

Details of the earnings were contained in the June 2020 Monthly Financial and Operations Report of NNPC.

In the downstream sector, the corporation revealed that 1.34 billion litres of white products were distributed and sold by the NNPC’s downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company.

It said the figure was significantly higher than the 950.67 million litres of white products sold and distributed in May.

A breakdown of the June 2020 figures indicated that over 1.3 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit, 5.1 million litres of Automotive Gas Oil and 1.65 million litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene were sold and distributed during the period.

The report stated that white products sale for the period June 2019 to June 2020 stood at over 19.104 billion litres, with PMS accounting for over 18.9 billion litres or 99.36 per cent.

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In monetary value terms, the above volumes translated to a total sale of N134.22bn of white products by PPMC in June 2020, compared to N92.58bn sales in May 2020.

Total revenues recorded from the sales of white products for the period June 2019 to June 2020 stood at over N2.267tn, where petrol contributed about 99.12 per cent of the total sales with a value of over N2.25tn.

During the month under review, 33 pipeline points were vandalised representing about 11 per cent decrease from the 37 points recorded in May 2020.

In the gas sector, the report stated that out of the 232.03 billion cubic feet of gas supplied in June 2020, 148.66BCF of gas was commercialised, consisting of 34.64BCF and 114.01BCF for the domestic and export market respectively.