In the period under review, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in a statement, said NNPC recorded an increase of 80.12 per cent in trading surplus for December 2020, which stands at ₦24.19billion compared to the ₦13.43billion surplus recorded in November 2020.
Trading surplus or trading deficit is derived after deduction of the expenditure profile from the revenue in the period under review.
According to the report, the operating revenue of the NNPC Group in December 2020 as compared to November 2020 increased by 33.44 per cent or N137.00billion to stand at N546.65billion.
The statement noted the December 2020, expenditure as a proportion of revenue is 0.96 per cent as against 0.97 per cent in November 2020.
The report indicated the 80.12 per cent increase is due mainly to the significant rise in the profit of NNPC’s flagship upstream entity, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) amid improved market fundamentals and strong global demand for crude oil.