Nigeria has earned the sum of N6,671,081,710,411.26 as oil revenue between 2010 and 2017, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), said in its 2017 Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Annual Report yesterday.
At its launch in Lagos, the DPR indicated in the report that the revenue were realized from oil and gas royalty, gas flare penalty, concession rentals and miscellaneous oil revenue
The country’s revenue from gas flare penalty hits N3,849,873,091.61 in 2012,while its gas royalty peaked at N33,173,790,789.60 last year, according to the report
It said the total volume of gas produced last year was 2.94trillion cubic feet, which averages a daily production of 8.05billion standard cubic feet.
“The volume of gas produced comprised of 1.73trillion cubic feet Associated Gas, representing 58.74percent of the gas produced and 1/21trillion cubic feet Non-Associated Gas, representing 41.26percent of the total gas.
Also 2.59trillion cubic feet (88.13percent) of the produced gas was utilized while a total of 21.02 billion cubic feet representing 0.7percent was attributed to gas shrinkage. The remaining 11.04percent of the produced gas, was flared,’’ the report read in part.
The report also revealed that the average gas utilised last year was 7.09billion cubic feet. It added that a total of 324.30billiob cubic feet of produced associated gas was attributed to flare during the period in view. The year 2017 experienced a slight increase in gas flare volumes with respect to the volume of gas produced. This increase was several factors which includes: constant equipment upset/failures in aging facilities, sabotage, High GOR in aging wells, funding challenges in executing gas handling projects and other operational challenges experienced by the operators”
Last year, according to the report, a total of 754,265,049barrels of oil was produced at an estimated average daily production of 2.07million barrels per day. It noted that there was a 5.6percee increase over the average production rate for 2016.
It added that the total number of fields (producing and shut-in) as at the end of December,2017 stood at 285 for the 44 oil producing companies.
According to the report, the average deferment for 2017 was 725,859barrels of oil per day.