The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Tuesday announced a 37.21 per cent decrease in cases of pipeline vandalism across the country in the month of January 2021.
It announced this in a statement issued in Abuja by its spokesperson, Kennie Obateru.
It said a total of 27 pipeline points were vandalised in January 2021, down from the 43 points recorded in December 2020.
“The Mosimi area accounted for 74 per cent of the vandalised points, while Kaduna and Port Harcourt accounted for the remaining 22 per cent and four per cent respectively,” the oil firm said.
NNPC said it was continuously working in collaboration with the local communities and other stakeholders to reduce and eventually eliminate the pipeline vandalism menace.
To guarantee energy security, the corporation said it supplied a total of 1.44 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol in January 2021.
This, it said, translated to 46.3 million litres of petrol supplied daily across the country in the period under review.
In the gas sector, it stated that a total of 223.55 billion cubic feet of natural gas was produced in the month of January 2021, translating to an average daily production of 7,220.22 million standard cubic feet per day.
It said the 223.55BCF gas production figure also represented a 4.79 per cent increase over output in December 2020.
The NNPC said the daily average natural gas supply to gas power plants increased by 2.38 per cent to 836mmscfd, equivalent to power generation of 3,415MW.
“For the period of January 2020 to January 2021, a total of 2,973.01BCF of gas was produced representing an average daily production of 7,585.78mmscfd during the period,” it stated.
It said period-to-date production from Joint Ventures, Production Sharing Contracts and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company contributed about 65.20 per cent, 19.97 per cent and 14.83 per cent respectively to the total national gas production.
“Out of the total gas output in January 2021, a total of 149.24BCF of gas was commercialised consisting of 44.29BCF and 104.95BCF for the domestic and export markets respectively.
“This translates to a total supply of 1,428.65mmscfd of gas to the domestic market and 3,385.57mmscfd to the export market in the month under review.
“This indicates that 67.15 per cent of the daily gas output was commercialised, while the balance of 32.85 per cent was re-injected, used as upstream fuel, or flared.”